Early last week, the Alliance discovered that one of its storage containers had been broken into and four bikes had been removed. The Bronx River Alliance often holds learn-to-ride classes for local children and lends bikes at events throughout the year. The bikes also are used by Alliance staff to visit parks, monitor the Bronx River Greenway, and reach meetings and other events in the Bronx. With the Greenway taking shape, biking is often faster than driving plus it saves gas and keeps our staff active and healthy!
Claudia Ibaven, Greenway Coordinator at the Alliance, filed a report for the missing bicycles but held little hope for finding them.
Luckily, a local community member had its eye out for the Bronx River Alliance. Early this Spring, the Alliance relied on Cycle Depot to fix a few of our bicycles so they would be ready for the 2014 season. Wednesday, the team from Cycle Depot, located at 2028 White Plains Road in the Bronx, spotted some teenagers hanging out in Bronx Park. He noticed that two of the bikes in the group looked like Alliance Bikes. Cycle Depot’s team approached the teens and realized that these were the bikes which he had helped fix months before!
Thanks to Cycle Depot, the Bronx River Alliance has recovered three of the four bikes lost. Claudia noted, "It is great to know that people around the neighborhood care about the Alliance and are willing to step up to help us out!"
Many thanks to Cycle Depot!