Maple Ridge cycling enthusiast giving the gift of riding to others

November 25, 2020

By Colleen Flanagan, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News

A Maple Ridge student is using his love of cycling to give to others this holiday season.

Matthew Goncalves, 17, has fixed up 16 used bikes to donate to the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society.

The Grade 12 Westview Secondary student put out the call for donations of used bikes on Oct. 29. Since then he has rounded up 60 bicycles –donations of all sizes. He has received adult mountain bikes, road bikes, children’s bikes and everything in between. He even received a trailer bike, a half-bike that attaches to an adult bike.

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