Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 27th, 2017 at 10:30 am
An rare electric-assist recumbent trike was stolen in downtown Portland over the weekend. It belongs to someone who is physically disabled. Mel Birgé, owner of RecumbentPDX in southeast Portland, is offering $500 for its return.
Here’s more from Mel:
An HP Scorpion Plus Pedelec was stolen. It looks virtually-identical to the one in the attached picture (the stolen one is tan color and has a larger 26” wheel in the rear). The trike has a Go SwissDrive electric motor in the rear wheel.
The owner is disabled by a brain tumor and this is his primary recreation.
RPDX is offering a $500 for its return –no questions asked (we’ll happily bump that to $1000 if the thief is caught and successfully prosecuted!)
This is a rare trike – likely aren’t more than a dozen on the entire west coast and it’s easily recognized.
Mel has filed a police report.
If you have seen this bike or know anything about its theft, please contact the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333 or contact us and we’ll connect you.