For many years, Bike Again was located in the Bloomfield Centre, until that building was closed to the public. Then it moved to Almon Street, until THAT building was torn down for a new condo development. This is the story of the North End right now, it’s harder and harder for community and volunteer spaces to keep their foothold.
The shop has been on Charles Street for a few years now, and so far there are no plans for redevelopment. This former garage is a little haven of gears, tires, grease, and the kind of friendship that forms between humans who love to wrench on bikes.
DIY bike spaces are places to get your hands dirty, to learn and find community through sharing knowledge and skills. It can be really empowering to learn how to fix your own bicycle! Since 2000, the volunteers of Bike Again have, in one location or another, provided Halifax with access to refurbished bikes, tools, parts, and a welcoming space in which to use them.
One of those volunteers was Danielle Moore. Danielle was a person who lit up every room she entered. She lived her life with passion, energy, playfulness and optimism and spread joy wherever she went. Danielle was always ready to jump in with both feet and learn something new, break down barriers and lift others up. She was an avid bike rider (even in the Winnipeg winter!), DIYer, educator and dedicated environmental advocate who was passionate about protecting and understanding nature.
Danielle is a light. She reminds us to live with hope and enthusiasm, even in the face of great challenge and uncertainty.
Created by Bill Rudolph in collaboration with Victor Comeau and Mike Gibbs, this light sculpture celebrates Danielle’s spirit and her ability to inspire and empower others to live with hope, brilliance, and cautious optimism. It is a multifaceted sculpture: a mixture of practical and whimsical. It is also an invitation to the Bike Again space and to a brighter future together.
Bill Rudolph is an artist and bike enthusiast living in Halifax / Kjipuktuk. He has been a volunteer with Bike Again for many years. Victor Comeau is a retired electrician and long time Welcoming Wheels volunteer.
Bike Again is a volunteer-run, do-it-yourself bike shop. It’s also EAC’s longest-standing continuous project! This dedicated volunteer collective provides space, tools, and some know-how to anyone who wants to learn how to fix their own bike. Bike Again aims to get more people on bikes, promote cycling, increase bike literacy, and build a stronger cycling community. Come stop by!
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