Keep your eyes peeled for these two unique tandem bikes stolen overnight from a locked outdoor storage unit at Garth Homer Society.
The Society provides day services and programming within Greater Victoria for adults with developmental disabilities.
The specialty bikes are used for clients and programs at the facility. Staff say one of the bikes was purchased just this Friday, and the other was a rental.
“Missing: A Twin Tri-Rider that we just purchased on Friday and a Varna Tendem Pedi/Handcycle that we were renting from Recreation Integration Victoria,” reads a description of the bikes on the Society’s Facebook page.
The tandem bikes allow individuals at the centre to experience a bike ride with the assistance of a support worker. They are taken around the facility or on the Galloping Goose Regional Trail.
“Garth Homer Society had two bicycles stolen from their centre today. They’re unique bikes that are specifically for their clients and programs and we’re devastated,” said Colina Titus, Director of Client Services.
Jillian Proctor, another employee at Garth Homer Society, tells Victoria Buzz that these bikes are an integral part of giving individuals a sense of community inclusion.
The rented tandem handcycle stolen from the Society was being rented through non-profit organization, Recreation Integration Victoria. They offer an equipment loan service, where any member of the community can loan such equipment for $5/week.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saanich police non-emergency line at 250-475-4321 or contact STARR coordinator at Garth Homer at 250 475 2270 ext 252.