TORONTO –It’s been a busy six months for a group of Toronto cyclists known as the ‘Bike Brigade,’ who have been volunteering their time to help people in need.
“Cyclists have flocked to the Bike Brigade, and that comes as no surprise,” says Dave Shellnutt, organizer of the group and self-described ‘Biking Lawyer.’ “We’re just really involved citizens so I knew that they could be counted on and that has been proven true time and time again.”
The Bike Brigade is made up of more than 500 registered volunteers who deliver food, medicine and other supplies by bicycle to organizations and individuals around the city. Every Tuesday, about 60 of them gather to make deliveries of produce boxes from the non-profit organization FoodShare.
“Tuesday has turned into my new Friday night,” Shellnutt tells CTV News Toronto. “Seeing 60+ cyclists coming up here, grabbing boxes and darting off into the …