March 20, 2010
Allegro Cyclery shop manager Justin Bannerman adjusts derailleur cables on a bike being restored to running condition to transport a veteran receiving services from the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center. Bannerman said he has donated his time and several companies have donated materials to repair and replace parts on four bicycles that were sitting broken in storage and will soon serve area veterans.
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Businesses in Walla Walla, Portland and Minnesota have teamed up to put veterans on bicycles.
WALLA WALLA - Roger Mallette was just sick at what he saw on a visit this past winter to the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center.Mallette, founder and owner of Retro cycling jersey company in Portland and a U.S. Navy veteran, w