Every now and then Winnipeg Police are organizing a sort of garage sale for the things that were seized by police but never claimed by their lawful owners. Most of them were never reported missing or stolen, so there is no chance for the police to find the owners and return their goods.
Every year hundreds of stolen and lost bicycles, that the Winnipeg Police recovers, are auctioned off at the annual Winnipeg Bicycle Auction.
All Bikes purchased through the bike auction will be pre-registered with the City of Winnipeg’s bike registry. The $6.70 fee will be added to the purchase price of the bike (children’s bikes not included).
The two-day event takes place on:
Saturday, April 27:
Public Viewing from 7:00 am to 8:45 am
The auction begins at 9:00 am sharp
Sunday, April 28:
Public Viewing from 10:00 am to 11:45 am
The auction begins at 12:00 noon sharp
Terry Sawchuck Arena
901 Kimberly Ave.
Payment can be made by Cash, debit or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express) (no cheques)
Bikes are sold as is with no warranty or refunds. Up to 250 bicycles will be tuned and ready to ride courtesy of W.R.E.N.C.H. volunteers & mechanics
For more information and details about the event, please follow a link below:
Some locals know about such auctions where you can get a really great price on some items and even get yourself a new car or a van, there were a lot of people who came for the first time, just to take a look and understand how this is working.
So, if you have not attended such events before, we highly recommend to follow the Winnipeg Police department on Facebook and stay informed about future auctions to show up there on time and get a good deal!