Young Jonathan Farbridge is the proud owner of a new bike, thanks to Burnaby Autobody.
Farbridge won the bicycle through a contest held by Burnaby Autobody owner Brian Borsoff.
"He was ecstatic about it," Borsoff said of Jonathan.
The local boy, who Borsoff said was about five years old, is not quite big enough to ride the bike yet.
"He's not quite ready on it, maybe next year," he said, adding Farbridge will grow into the bike and be able to use it for a while.
Borsoff added reflective decals to the bike for safety and engraved Jonathan's name on the bike, to keep people from stealing it.
"I just put tonnes of reflective decals on it, I mean, that's going to light up like a Christmas tree in the nighttime, but that's what you want," he said.
The shop's mascot, Remley - a black and white dog that Borsoff rescued from a shelter in Quesnel last year - was also on hand for the giveaway.
Borsoff decided to hold the contest this summer after finding the Venus Tech Team six-speed, and cleaning and fixing it up at the shop.
"I've got this bike, which is virtually brand new," Borsoff said in an interview with the NOW in August. "We did a little bit of touchup on it. It's like a $200 bike."
The bike was found in the bushes one day, and Borsoff was trying to decide whom to give it to when he had the idea for the contest.
Next, he would like to repair bikes and donate them to children in need, he said.
"That's my next little project," Borsoff said.
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