MONTREAL CYCLESWAP

THIS SUNDAY MAY 5TH

The Friends of the MUHC and Cycle Neron Montreal are excited to bring you details of our 3rd Annual CycleSwap: a lively, fundraising event where our community comes together to sell, donate or buy “ready to ride” bicycles and at the same time raise funds to help support patients of the McGill University Health Centre.

We have chosen to dedicate this year’s proceeds to the purchase of at least five infusion pumps for MUHC Oncology patients. These state-of-the-art pain management devices are specifically designed to give patients the freedom to administer their medication from the peace and comfort of their own homes. No ward. No scrubs.

We all seem to have been touched by cancer one way or another. Please help us make this difference.

Read about our 2018 success !

3 RD ANNUAL MONTREAL CYCLESWAP

This Sunday May 5, 2019
Lower Canada College, 4090 Royal Avenue, Montreal H4A 2M5
(Between Sherbrooke Street West & Monkland Avenue in NDG)

Here's how it works

Cycling weather is just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to check that you, and your bike, are both ready to rock and roll. Perhaps you’ve been looking to upgrade? Maybe you want to hit the trails but only have a road bike? Kids seem to grow everyday…. are you sure their bike will last them through the summer? Buying, selling (or both), for you or the family, means you should come!

I want to sell my bike

Perfect! Bring your “ready to ride” bicycle to L.C.C. between 8:30am and noon. Our mechanics will run a tech check and help with pricing. Proceeds of the sale will be split 50/50 between you and the MUHC (tax receipts are available).

I want to donate my bike

Thank you! 
Bring your “ready to ride” bicycle to L.C.C. between 8:30am and noon. If you need help getting it to the Swap, please contact us by April 29th at cycleswap@friendsmuhc.org

I want to buy a bike

Great! Come on over between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. We will have all our bikes racked to make them easier to view and our team of experienced cyclists will be on hand to help you make the right choice.

 

We promise a buzzing, bustling vibe with some great music, tasty snacks and bike safety & helmet fitting clinics for the kids.

Come rain or shine, see you on the 5th !

Going through chemotherapy is a difficult time for our patients – and their families. Infusion pumps allow some of our patients the freedom to take their chemotherapy treatments in the comfort of their own home. For those that can, this is a priceless service that we offer. We currently don’t have these pumps so we appreciate that the Friends of the MUHC have stepped in to help us buy them.

Lucie Tardif, Nurse and Clinical Administrative Coordinator, Cancer Mission, MUHC

Event details

People with bicycles to sell bring them to us in the morning. Our mechanics will run a tech check and help to price each bicycle. The seller can choose to donate the bicycle and all proceeds from its sale will be used to buy the designated piece of equipment or, s/he can expect 50% of the sell price once the bicycle is sold and a tax credit is available on bikes that are sold for over $100.

Experienced cyclists will help buyers to find a good fit & type of bicycle that suits the rider.

All unsold bicycles are either returned to the seller if that is their specification or, our partner, Cycle Nord-Sud will recycle them for parts or ship the bikes overseas.

Other activities will include: a helmet fitting clinic and an obstacle course for kids courtesy of Pedalheads and there will be snacks and music on site.

Our Organizers

Julie Hooton
cycleswap@friendsmuhc.org

Supporting CycleSwap

At the event, you can find:

  • Info on cycling clubs in the area
  • Free helmet checks
  • Bike safety guidance
  • Snacks and drinks

Pedalheads will be there to teach kids some skills and get them excited to bike!

Winneburger will be on site serving up delicious food! 

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