Kamloops, B.C. - The two community Bike Repair Stations reported missing at the end of January have been recovered.
The RCMP and City Bylaw Enforcement staff found the Bike Repair Stations abandoned at two different locations in the North Shore of Kamloops.
"We are thrilled to have them back," says Glen Cheetham, Sustainability Services Supervisor with the City of Kamloops. "Both of the stations sustained minor damage but they will be repaired and put back into service as quickly as possible, including measures to enhance their security."
The City of Kamloops appreciates everyone’s assistance with spreading the word and raising awareness about the missing bike repair stations. "All of the attention in the media, including support from Crime Stoppers, likely made these stations worthless to the thieves," says Glen Cheetham. "Which is great because we have heard through this experience how much the community values these shared tools which benefit us all."
The Bike Repair Stations were installed last summer on bike commuter routes and recreational areas including Riverside Park, McArthur Island and Kenna Cartwright Park to encourage people to use active transportation and to assist cyclists with performing basic repairs while on the move.