Saturday, 19 May 2018 18:17

51 bicycles sold in annual auction

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51 bicycles sold in annual auction

BANGOR - Saturday's event, put on by the Bangor Police Department, gave people a chance to bid on 51 bicycles that were left abandoned across the city.

Police said the hundreds of dollars raised from the auction will go back into the area through the police department's community relations fund.


Residents were able to bid on bikes for about $10 or $20 at the parks and rec parking lot.


Some bought multiple bikes so they could repair and resell them.


It was Officer Daniel Gastia's first time running the event. He acted as the auctioneer. Officer Gastia said people jumped in to help him move the bikes while he was auctioning them off.


"It was really great to have individuals in the community just volunteer," said Officer Gastia, who is also the Community Relations Officer for the Bangor Police Department. "They just came right up and started handing me bikes, so it made it go a lot smoother and everybody seemed to really come together."


Kelly Mitchell

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Kelly Mitchell joined the news team in March of 2018. She grew up splitting her time between York, ME and Haverhill, MA, but her favorite childhood memories took place along the rocky coast of southern Maine. She's now excited to explore other parts of the state.

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