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BikeWalk Williamsburg to Hold Grand Opening of Co-Op on April 1

BikeWalk Williamsburg will hold a grand opening of its Bicycle Co-Op shop on April 1. (Courtesy of BikeWalk Williamsburg)

WILLIAMSBURG — The Bicycle Co-Op of Williamsburg, a project of nonprofit organization BikeWalk Williamsburg, is opening its new storefront on Friday, April 1.

The Bicycle Co-Op of Williamsburg, 601-E Merrimac Trail, sees volunteers refurbish and repurpose old bikes to make them rideable and sell them to individuals based on their ability to pay. 

The Co-Op is located in James York Shopping Plaza behind Shorty’s Diner and to the left of Food Lion.

The shop’s grand opening will take place on Friday, April 1 from noon to 4 p.m., with an official ribbon cutting at 2 p.m., and Saturday, April 2 from noon to 4 p.m.

The Bicycle Co-Op’s mission is to receive, refurbish donated bicycles and distribute them to people referred to by social service agencies.

The Co-Op shop will also serve as a space to repair bicycles, train youth and educate the community about the benefits of safe bicycling.

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