It's a right of passage for most kids; there's nothing quite like the feeling of riding a bike through your neighborhood on a summer's day, the wind blowing past your cheeks as the world goes by.

These days, a new bike can be expensive. But if you're creative and handy, you might have another option!

For a fun and affordable way to hit the road on two wheels this summer (without the motor) make sure you check out the Annual Bangor Police Bike Auction this weekend. Taking place Saturday, June 24th, the auction will be held at the Bangor Parks and Rec building (647 Main Street).

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Bangor Police Department has been holding its bike auction for over 30 years, and this year they have dozens of bikes to choose from.

According to the City of Bangor's Facebook Page:

"The preview starts at 8:00 a.m., the auction starts at 9:00 a.m., and goes until the last bike is sold."

As far as prices for the bikes at auction, the Bangor Police Department says it can depend, but it's usually well under what it would cost to get a new one.

"$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."

Some bikes might be in need of repairs.

The money raised from the Bangor Police Department Bike Auction goes directly into the Bangor Police Department community service fund, which the Department uses for community projects, including its annual National Night Out.

This will be a cash or local check-only situation, so make sure to come prepared.

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