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Youth Master Mechanics: Charlie’s Freewheels

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I haven’t been interested in biking all my life. It wasn’t until I was 14 — the year I had my biking dream — that I started pedalling. In the dream, I picked up a bicycle I found on the sidewalk and simply started riding. After that, I used my brother’s bike to practice for […]

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Toronto’s Newest Bike Shop Helps Regent Park Youth

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Toronto’s newest bike shop, Charlie’s Bike Shop (242½ Queen Street East, between Sherbourne and Parliament) is also Toronto’s only youth-operated bike shop. Springing from the energy that gave rise to the Charlie’s FreeWheels organization (which teaches Regent Park youth bicycle repair skills, in memory of Charles Princep, who was killed by a car on a […]

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