Story and video of a thief who stole the bicycle of one of our Toronto Cycle designers


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The Cycle recently drove into Point Roberts. A few days later, it happened to us again.

We were entering the tunnel when we were hit. In both incidents, our front bike rack was stolen. The one time our bike rack was replaced, it was down right before we left for the day.

If you have a bike rack, please make sure it’s secure — there’s no excuse for having those on the bike and down overnight.

If your rack is stolen, or is damaged, or any of your bike racks are broken, we will ask you to replace them ASAP and let us know so that we can reach out to you.

The Cycle is often the only camera crew outside the construction site where we film. Although we are less than 100 meters away from the show’s location, we constantly have to ask people in their homes if they know the truth about them. Because if they don’t — we’ll have to deal with a nosy neighbor.

Not in Point Roberts, just on the opposing side of the bridge. A disgruntled neighbour stole my bike out of our post.

I know that riding a bike in Toronto is difficult, because I deal with some of the same people. But even a small amount of extra protection would go a long way. We make many, many trips in Toronto, and we can only hope that we’re never in this situation again.

Hi Todd and Dine,

I wrote this a little over a year ago, when the city of Toronto was refusing to return my stolen bike. We needed $750.00 to fix the damage. At that time, Ontario’s bike registry cost only $25 dollars. Even with the bike’s recent theft, the registry remained $25 dollars.

I wrote a letter to the editor of The Toronto Star, asking readers to support me. I also directed them to a petition. As of today, almost 14,000 people have supported me with donations! I am so grateful for your support, and hope that you enjoy my new business card.

Thank you again,

One rider, victim of theft

[Paul W. Myers]


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