Bob’s Garage: Avid cyclist gears up to repair and gift donated bikes


December 2, 2020

RECYCLING BIKES – What was old is new again, thanks to electrician Bob Cofer, who has created quite a buzz locally by volunteering his time to fix and gift donated used bicycles. Cofer is bringing pre-Christmas joy to La Conner area folks from his ‘Bob’s Garage’ workshop behind Stompin’ Grounds Coffee. He found new homes for five bikes last Friday. – Photo by Bill Reynolds

When he offered to repair a couple bicycles for a neighbor, Bob Cofer could hardly have predicted the chain reaction it would create.

That act of kindness is now repeated many times each week at “Bob’s Garage” behind Stompin’ Grounds Coffee on the northeast corner of Sixth and Morris streeets.

An electrician who has worked major projects between here and the Caribbean, Cofer spends part of his free time – when not cycling himself – fixing and gifting donated used bicycles to La Conner area riders of all ages.

The magic he works creates good-as-new mountain bikes, cruiser...

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