A $2,000 investment from a company that has become a trusted and trusted partner has helped a mother in need afford a bike to get her kids to school.
“It was really a no brainer for me to buy this bike because I’m in need of a bike for my kid to go to school,” said Stephanie Oates, who lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
“I have two young kids who need to be there for me, and I’m worried that I’m not going to be able to afford it.”
She bought her first bike at a bike shop about three years ago and used it to commute to and from work in Vancouver and her home in Victoria.
She said the bike also saved her $1,000 in commuting costs every month.
“I am now able to go about my business as I used to and do what I wanted to do with my time, but also I can be more productive and I can get to work faster,” she said.
“When I was on the bike I didn’t have time to take photos, I couldn’t do that anymore.
Now I have the ability to take them with my phone.”
Oates said she decided to take the plunge because she was struggling financially.
“As I was trying to keep up with my bills and my expenses, it was starting to become a real struggle,” she added.
The bike came in handy when she went out of town for work last fall.
Oates says her son was in need and wanted a bike that could get him to school, but she couldn’t find a good one.
When she was at work, she said she had to take him on his bike because she couldn.
She was able to get him on the first day of school without any problems.
“We were both pretty nervous,” she explained.
“But then I went to the bike shop and they said, ‘Hey, we have this bike and it’s been sitting in our garage for two years.’
OATES says she used the bike to pick up her kids from school and they had to have a few fun rides to get them to school because they had nowhere to go. “
When we went to pick it up, it felt like it was a miracle.”
OATES says she used the bike to pick up her kids from school and they had to have a few fun rides to get them to school because they had nowhere to go.
“You know, it’s a lot of fun to ride it, it goes well, and it makes us laugh and you know, you know we’re all really happy that it’s working so well for us,” she continued.
“Because the kids are having a lot more fun.
So we’re happy and we’re excited and we feel like we’re doing a good job.”
Oats says she will be able get back on her bike to help out in the fall.
“My daughter has to be out of school next year and we want her to be safe and secure,” she told CBC News.
“So it was the perfect opportunity for me and my family to buy her a bike.”
The company that Oates used to purchase her bike has become one of the most trusted and trustworthy bike retailers in the country, and the company is also helping Oates get to school again.
The company, Blue Leaf Bicycle, says it will donate $1.25 million to Oates to buy the bike and help her get to class.
Oats said the money will help her pay her bills and put her daughter in the best position to succeed in school.
“You know what?
We can be just fine if she’s going to school on time and on budget and doing everything on time, because the kids will be there, and they’ll be getting the most out of it,” she recalled.
“The kids can see that they’re doing everything they’re supposed to be doing.”
The bike is already a hit with students in Oates’ community, who say it is a great way to get kids to go somewhere.
“They’ve been coming out of their cars to take a bike out for rides,” Oates explained.
Oakes says her daughter is now on her second bike and says it’s helping her get back to school and to school with her friends.
“She’s starting to really enjoy riding and getting out of her car,” she laughed.
“That’s been the main thing, getting her out of there and out and doing her thing.”
Oakes said the company will donate a total of $1 in prizes to other schools across the country.
OATES said she was inspired to start the company after reading a story about another mother who was able make the same decision to buy a bicycle for her children’s education.
“What I found out from reading that story was that it really helped me understand why so many parents are looking to buy bicycles and what we could do to help them do that,” she stated.
“Now that we’ve made it into a really well-known company, I think it’s really important that