Stolen bicycle recovered with the 'gracious help of some local homeless persons'
EUGENE, Ore. - A bicycle stolen from a long-distance rider from Virginia during a stop in Eugene has been recovered with the "gracious help of some local homeless persons," the rider said in a Facebook post.
Jeff Green told the Eugene Velo group Tuesday night that "kindness and footwork goes a long way."
"The ones who gave it to me were not the ones who stole it, and they could genuinely use some help for clothes, food etc. I’d like to give them something for their help and trust. They didn’t do it for the money or reward, and didn’t ask for one," Green wrote. "They have nothing and handed over a carbon bike."
Someone stole the bicycle, trailer and gear from outside the Safeway on Coburg Road on Monday morning.
Eugene Police confirmed the "bike was located along the bike path by a person unknown to the victim who wanted to help locate and return the bike to the rightful owner," according to a report. "Police received information on June 5 at approximately 10:22 p.m. that the bike had been located."