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The City of Ottawa, Canada awarded two
Bruce Timmerman awards to re-Cycles a bicycle shop. Mark Rehder, director of re-Cycles, shared his pleasure of being awarded. “We just kind of quietly do our thing and it’s just nice to get some recognition for it. The important thing is that the public knows we’re there, we do good business, bicycles are getting recycled.”

The awards were supposed to be an annual event but financial constraints led to its suspension for several years. However, this year’s event awarded cycling advocate Mark Rehder and the re-Cycles shop for their commitment to cycling. The Centretown shop has been in operation for the last 13 years, accepting donated bicycles, fixing them up and selling the recycled bicycle at affordable prices. The ceremony was witnessed by some 40 cyclists in helmets and reflective slickers under the rain last week.

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