A bike shop repairs and recycles bikes to help children

SHERIDAN, Colo. (KDVR) — Mountain, street and hybrid bikes are all expensive these days if you want to buy a brand new one. Luckily, there’s a bike shop that fixes bikes that need minor repairs, makes them almost like new, and sells them for a hefty price. Proceeds are used to help underprivileged children get free bikes.

Sam Jensen has been cycling since he was 5 years old. For Jensen, going to work is a joy.

“I run the store and make sure everyone is doing things, making sure we have bikes on the floor,” Jensen said.

Jensen loves his job because he breathes new life into old bikes. He knows every bike here will put a smile on someone’s face.

“We are Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery. We are part of the non-profit Lucky to Ride. We are focused on getting at-risk and underserved youth in communities out on bikes,” Jensen said.

Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery has been rolling since 2013 selling refurbished bikes for pennies on the dollar. The best part, Jensen said, is knowing that he also helps kids get on the bike. All proceeds go to their cycling-related charities.

“We’re really passionate about the sport and we’re really passionate about helping other people,” Jensen said.

Lucky bikes, lucky kids.