Bike Education Fleet STOLEN!

One of the 4J Bike Safety Education trailers with 40 Bike Friday bikes and equipment was stolen this weekend from Prairie Mountain School in the Bethel School District. We are working this morning with police and partner agency’s to gather information and get the word out. ┬áHere’s what we have so far:

The trailer (with the bikes inside) were parked in the back of Prairie Mountain School and last seen Saturday about Noon. The church group at the school said they didn’t see the trailer there on Sunday morning at 6:30. The City of Eugene Bike Safety Instructor arrived at the school early Monday morning and saw that the trailer was gone and called to report it.
Here are pictures of the trailer and the bikes.

White 20 Foot Cargo Mate Trailer with Ramp & RV Side Door

 

Fleet in Trailer

Fleet in Trailer

Part of the fleet at Sunday Streets. Trailer in background

Single OSATA Bike in trailer

Bike Friday fleet being used with Kelly Middle School Students a couple weeks ago.

Also inside the trailer were:
40 Reflective safety vests
45 Helmets
Full Park Tool kit & repair stand
3 walkie-talkie radios (Midland
6 traffic safety signs (stop, yield, one-way, pedestrian)
small air compressor (Orange Black & Decker) & extension cord
Bike floor pump (yellow Topeak Joe Blow)
Tubes and parts

We are obviously crushed by this! Just as our bike eduction program was on a great upswing this loss of over $30,000 worth of equipment is devastating. It looks like the fleet that Bethel has been working hard to put together might be ready in time for this class to get back on the bikes to finish their classes but we now have to see what to do for the next schools we were going to teach at.

Here’s a link to a KMTR story on the fleet.

Here’s a link to a video the city is working on.

Please call Eugene Police with any information.

Contact Shane MacRhodes with questions: 541-556-3553

 

Yellow Instructor Bike

 

Video from KMTR on stolen fleet:

 

5 Responses leave one →
  1. 2012 October 22

    I trust the California Highway Patrol & Border Patrol were notified. I can see that on a fast trip out of the country. Sorry to hear of the loss. Trailer hitch locks & parking in open view can help prevent theft.

  2. 2012 October 22

    Word is being spread as far and wide as we can.
    Yes, there was a hitch lock on the trailer.

  3. 2012 October 22

    If you have serial #’s on the bikes, please drop them my way in an email so I can add them to the database at stolenbicycleregistry.com.

    That way they’re out there, searchable, available via mobile search, etc.

  4. 2012 October 24

    You will get these bikes back for sure. Make a downloadable Poster and keep spreading the word!!

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