The Kiwanis Club of Cochrane is now accepting bike donations for its second spring recycling series.

Each spring the local club collects used bikes from community donations, and they have them tuned up and brought to safety standards so they can be enjoyed by local kids in need.

In wake of the COVID pandemic, they have switched gears slightly this year, to hold a series of month-long collections.

Kiwanis Club President, Ron Gosselin says that their first spring collection which was held last month proved to be successful.

"The first delivery to the recycler was for 14 bikes, " says Gosselin. "Requests for recycling bikes via the various agencies are just starting to come in."

Individuals and organizations that are in need of a bike can contact the Kiwanis Club directly, and Gosselin says they'll work on matching them with one or more recycled bikes based on their needs.

Gosselin says that they will be dropping off the second batch of bikes to the recycler later this month.

"We have agreed to recycle another 20 [bikes]," says Gosselin. "The second delivery is scheduled for April 23."

The Kiwanis Club will be closing the Spring program after this round of bikes are recycled and distributed, and they will announce summer and fall collection dates closer to that time. 

The club is focused on collecting youth and tyke bikes. If you are in need of a bike or would like to donate one, you can contact the Kiwanis Club at