Bike shop offers $500 reward for return of rare, stolen e-trike

Bike shop offers $500 reward for return of rare, stolen e-trike

Owner of RecumbentPDX says the stolen trike is one of only 12 or so on the entire west coast.

An rare electric-assist recumbent trike was stolen in downtown Portland over the weekend. It belongs to someone who is physically disabled. Mel Birgé, owner of RecumbentPDX in southeast Portland, is offering $500 for its return.

Here’s more from Mel:

An HP Scorpion Plus Pedelec was stolen. It looks virtually-identical to the one in the attached picture (the stolen one is tan color and has a larger 26” wheel in the rear). The trike has a Go SwissDrive electric motor in the rear wheel.

The owner is disabled by a brain tumor and this is his primary recreation.








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RPDX is offering a $500 for its return –no questions asked (we’ll happily bump that to $1000 if the thief is caught and successfully prosecuted!)

Here’s are a couple videos of a virtually-identical Scorpion Plusses to aid in identification: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euCGHFer4m4 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB86SgzadLs

This is a rare trike – likely aren’t more than a dozen on the entire west coast and it’s easily recognized.

Mel has filed a police report.

If you have seen this bike or know anything about its theft, please contact the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333 or contact us and we’ll connect you.

— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and jonathan@bikeportland.org

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