Here’s a stolen bike story with a happy ending from one of Civia’s customers:
My name is Graeme. I live in soggy Vancouver BC. About a month ago my steel steed was stolen from a “secured” underground parking garage. It happened while the city slept on a blustery Saturday morning. I remember going down to the garage to do some beer bottle recycling and looking over as I usually do to check on my bike. It was like an anvil falling through space, as the reality of what happened hit. One sure fire way of reducing a hangovers impact (having your bike jacked)… any way the skinny is that i went around to a dozen bike shops, informing them of the misery I was currently experiencing. One fellow suggested “bike rescue” a local guy who has a web site and business dedicated to recovering stolen bikes. I called Gord, told him what happened and where. He instructed me to fill out a “stolen bike report”.
In less than a week I received a call from Gord informing me he had recovered my bike from Vancouvers’ lower Eastend, a notorious neighborhood full of crack head zombies, a sad byproduct of our society.
Nevertheless, I have my bike back and rewarded her with a brand new “Brooks” leather saddle. I want to give a shout out to PJ at Civia and all the bike community here in Vancouver for all their positive support. If your bike has been stolen, be positive and keep the faith.