Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on February 2nd, 2012 at 9:42 am
downtown Portland on Friday.
Metro's electric bike was stolen while locked up at Pioneer Square last Friday. The bike is worth about $2,000 and was the only e-bike in Metro's vehicle fleet (which also includes a cargo bike and a standard bike).
According to Vicki Papasadero with Metro Office Services, an employee was attending a meeting at an office near Pioneer Square, locked up the bike with a "big chain lock" and when he returned from the meeting the bike was gone.
The bike was originally purchased at The eBike Store in North Portland. Store owner Wake Gregg says it was a white "Pathfinder ST" model with serial number PB91709163 (found on headset) like the one in the photo at right.
Papasadero says Metro has filed a police report and they hope the bike turns up; but they're not waiting around. "We are going to replace it," she says.
Keep your eyes peeled.