A man cycling across the country is stranded in Winnipeg after his bike was stolen.
Trevor Hodgson is from Kelowna and was shopping at Unicity Wednesday morning, so he locked his bike and gear outside.
But when he came out, everything was gone.
“Somebody had some bolt cutters, cut the lock and made away with everything,” Hodgson told 680 CJOB’s Geoff Currier. “They dropped my food bag, and the trailer and all the gear was dropped in an alley not far away. But I lost a very nice, fully-suspended mountain bike that allows me to ride the Trans Canada Trail.”
The bike holds sentimental value to Hodgson, as he has racked up over 30,000 kilometres on it.
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“It’s a Specialized Enduro, top-of-the-line components. I got it in 2012 when I started riding the Trans Canada Trail after my mom died. I paid for it with the inheritence money,” Hodgson explained. “You get attached to something when you spend that much time with it. That, I can’t replace.”
Hodgson flew into St. John’s, Newfoundland on May 10 to start his cross-country trek. For now, he’s staying with a cousin in Winnipeg until he either finds his bike or buys a new one.
He has filed a police report and has started a GoFundMe page to buy a new bike.