The Wise Old Bicycle Guy has been working on a unique way to combat our growing bike theft problem. His idea is to “unsteal” bikes by fixing them up from donated parts and giving them back to bike theft victims…for free.
He’s got a “bike-shop quality” mountain bike (he used to be a pro mechanic so it’s probably really nice) that he’s offering to anyone who qualifies. He’s going to email out the location and the combination to the lock and it goes to the first person to track it down.
So how do you qualify?
“If your bike got ripped off and you desperately need transpo, email me by midnight Thursday and tell me your story. Don’t bother BSing, ’cause 1) the bike really isn’t any prize pig, and 2) I work as an editor, so I know crap when I hear it. Tell me how tall you are and what your inseam length is so I can make sure you’ll fit. If you won’t, I’ll keep your entry on hand for the next release. If you win the bike, use it as long as you need to, then pass it on to someone else in need.”
Read more on his blog.