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Stolen Bike During National Bike Month

Homeless man with stolen bicycle arrested Sunday in Midtown stealing money out of parking lot boxes

According to the Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 5 Criminal Investigation Unit, a homeless man was arrested Sunday stealing money out of parking lot boxes on West Peachtree Street.

According to investigators, the man, who is new to the Midtown community according to representatives from the Peachtree/Pine homeless shelter where he has been staying, was in possession of a stolen bike.

The bike, a Dynacraft Power climber with 2x dual suspension, is baby blue in color and almost brand new. A photo of the bike accompanies this article and if you know whom the bike belongs to, please contact the APD at JCantin@atlantaga.gov.

Hopefully this stolen bike can be returned to its rightful owner as we’re in the middle of National Bike Month. And Friday, May 18 is Bike to Work Day.

According to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, on Friday there will be bike trains to join all over Atlanta and energizer stations to refuel at in several popular bike neighborhoods. More info, including how to join a bike train or sign up to lead one can be found here.

And on Sunday, May 20, Atlanta Streets Alive will be blocking North Highland Avenue to cars for a two mile stretch and opening it up to human powered amusement for a few hours, plus, a Great Atlanta Bicycle Parade and P'cheen's 2nd Annual Bike Show & Competition.

Courtesy of The Clean Air Campaign, here are a few organizations that support human-powered commutes:

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition (previously Campaign) is a membership-based nonprofit advocate for better bicycling in the Atlanta area.

The PATH Foundation

This nonprofit organization has a Web site that includes maps of the Silver Comet Trail, the Atlanta/DeKalb trail system and the Arabia Mountain trail.

Atlanta Track Club

This lists several walking/running routes in the metro Atlanta area. A listing of walking groups is also available on the site.

PEDS

PEDS is an advocacy organization dedicated to making metro Atlanta safe and accessible for all pedestrians.

Georgia DOT Bike and Ped Program

The Georgia Department of Transportation provides a Web site for you to locate trails and walking paths, link to related sites and view additional information.

How have you been participating during National Bike Month?

Tim Williams May 14, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Was it locked up? I lock mine up no matter where it is. House, work, anywhere.
Marc Acampora May 14, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Should we really say this thug is "new to the midtown community"? He's no part of my community. Can we get a description of the perp to be on the lookout?
Hunt Archbold May 14, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Black male was the only description given
Scott Walker May 14, 2012 at 09:56 PM
We had a bike stolen from our store exactly one month ago. A Trek Fuel 6.5 full suspension mountain bike. Black with red wheels. There is a reward. Scott Walker owner Atlanta BIke Tech LLC.
Chris H May 15, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Bums are avid bike riders in Atlanta. That's how they keep such a slim figure.

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