The Boy Scouts Cascade Pacific Council is asking to your assist discovering mountain bikes that had been stolen in a white field truck in Vancouver, Washington. These 27 REI Co-Op hardtail mountain bikes had been being prepped to promote in an effort to increase cash to purchase new mountain bikes to be used this summer season at Camp Meriwhether, a Boy Scout camp on the Oregon coast close to Cape Lookout. Altogether, the stolen bikes and truck are valued at about $28,000, which is an enormous hit to the non-profit group.
Chris Bartell, CPCBSA advertising director, says the mountain bike program is a good way for youths to strive one thing new out on the 2 and a half miles of mountain bike trails at Camp Meriwhether.
“Mountain bikes are a tremendous strategy to expertise the outside in these superb programs,” Bartell says. “We’re actually grateful to have a spot the place children can get outdoor and push their private braveness envelopes.”
The bikes within the truck could be obtainable on the market to children who had used and loved them at Camp Meriwhether prior to now. Bartell and different Boy Scout mother and father are hopeful they’ll be discovered so there will likely be proceed to be in depth alternatives for youths to become involved with mountain biking.
The stolen bikes are all gentle grey REI Co-op, DRT 1.1 hardtail mountain bikes, and so they have some indicators of sunshine use. Bartell says he thinks they may be up on the market on Fb Market or Craigslist, so having eyes on these websites could also be their finest wager for locating them. The 14-foot field truck is a white 2006 Ford Econoline 450 with Oregon plate T610572. Be taught extra at an announcement posted by the troop on Tuesday.
When you have a tip, can name the CPCBSA workplace at 503-226-3423 or the Clark County Sheriff’s Workplace at 360-397-2211. BSA leaders are additionally asking for donations to the Camp4All fund to assist exchange the bikes – and in the event that they’re discovered, the cash in that fund will go to offering scholarships and different camp enhancements.
“This mountain bike program is a type of issues that could be a nice alternative for youths to strive one thing new,” Bartell says. “We’re grateful for the bike neighborhood spreading the phrase.”