Cycling

Vancouver Boy Scouts troop asks for assist discovering stolen mountain bikes

(Photograph: Boy Scouts Cascade Pacific Council)

The Boy Scouts Cascade Pacific Council is asking on your assist discovering mountain bikes that had been stolen in a white field truck in Vancouver, Washington. These 27 REI Co-Op hardtail mountain bikes had been being prepped to promote with the intention to elevate cash to purchase new mountain bikes to be used this summer time at Camp Meriwhether, a Boy Scout camp on the Oregon coast close to Cape Lookout. Altogether, the stolen bikes and truck are valued at about $28,000, which is an enormous hit to the non-profit group.

Chris Bartell, CPCBSA advertising and marketing director, says the mountain bike program is a good way for teenagers to attempt one thing new out on the 2 and a half miles of mountain bike trails at Camp Meriwhether.

“Mountain bikes are an incredible method to expertise the outside in these wonderful programs,” Bartell says. “We’re actually grateful to have a spot the place youngsters can get open air and push their private braveness envelopes.”

The bikes within the truck can be out there on the market to youngsters who had used and loved them at Camp Meriwhether prior to now. Bartell and different Boy Scout dad and mom are hopeful they’ll be discovered so there can be proceed to be in depth alternatives for teenagers to become involved with mountain biking.

The stolen bikes are all gentle grey REI Co-op, DRT 1.1 hardtail mountain bikes, they usually have some indicators of sunshine use. Bartell says he thinks they could be up on the market on Fb Market or Craigslist, so having eyes on these websites could also be their greatest wager for locating them. The 14-foot field truck is a white 2006 Ford Econoline 450 with Oregon plate T610572. Study extra at an announcement posted by the troop on Tuesday.

When you have a tip, can name the CPCBSA workplace at 503-226-3423 or the Clark County Sheriff’s Workplace at 360-397-2211. BSA leaders are additionally asking for donations to the Camp4All fund to assist exchange the bikes – and in the event that they’re discovered, the cash in that fund will go to offering scholarships and different camp enhancements.

“This mountain bike program is a type of issues that may be a nice alternative for teenagers to attempt one thing new,” Bartell says. “We’re grateful for the bike neighborhood spreading the phrase.”