EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- Police and a local school safety program are asking for help in tracking down $30,000 of missing equipment.
Sometime over the weekend, someone made off with the valuable gear, including more than three dozen custom-made bicycles from Prairie Mountain Middle School. The bikes are part of the Safe Routes to School program that teaches kids the rules of the road.
Last week, students at Kelly Middle School had a chance to ride the specially-designed bikes before they were taken to Prairie Mountain. The students at Prairie Mountain still have another week of safety classes but no bicycles.
Shane McRhodes of the Safe Routes to School program said, “We're hoping that we can string together some bikes just from other programs and be able to put a fleet together for those kids to finish that program. But then, we're going to need these again. We were just really ramping up and building our program up and were on great momentum.”
The white trailer the bikes were in is also missing.
The bikes are adjustable in several ways to fit different size riders. They were made by Bike Friday solely for the safety program and are not sold anywhere else.
Anyone who sees the trailer or the bicycles is asked to call Eugene Police.