Need A Bike? Check Out This Weekend’s Bangor PD Bike Auction
If you're in the market for a bicycle, you'll want to take a trip over to the Bangor Parks and Rec building this weekend. Saturday morning, the Bangor Police Department will be holding its annual Bike Auction.
Sgt. Wade Betters of the Bangor PD says for over 30 year, the Department has collected bikes and auctioned them off to raise money. All of the bikes are in various conditions.
"$5-$50 for most bikes. High end bikes can go for over $100. Most of these bikes are abandoned-found during drug raids, seized during an investigation and never claimed. Nearly all are in need of repairs."
"This year, we have approximately 120 bikes, and some bike parts to auction off! The auction begins at 9:00am, and continues until we run out of bikes. Bidder registration, and the auction preview starts at 8:30am."
The bicycle sale will take place in the gymnasium at Bangor Parks and Recreation, located at 647 Main Street. Betters says that you'll want to bring either cash or checks, as that's all they accept at this sale.
All the proceeds the police department collects as a result of selling the bikes and bike parts will go straight into the Bangor Police Department community service fund. That fund is what the department uses when it does its community outreach events, such as Holiday decorations-events-pet and toy drive supplies-buying food and supplies for the kids at Shop with a Cop-Turkey Drive donation, police-related items to hand out to school-age kids- various items for the annual National Night Out.
This family-friendly event is mask-optional.