Store owner wants merchandise back as bike thefts increase in Oklahoma City


Bike thefts have become more common in Oklahoma City, and the owners of Ride OKC just want their merchandise back. also a Bluetooth speaker, ”said Ryan Fogle, owner of Ride OKC. The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn significant traffic to small businesses. “The pandemic has actually improved our business,” Fogle said. “Riding a bike is a very easy way to distance yourself socially and, you know, improve your mental health. Ride OKC and other bicycle shops have since become a target for thieves, as a massive increase in bicycle sales during the pandemic led to shortages. Oklahoma City Police officials are urging people to contact Crime Stoppers if they see any of the stolen bikes, one of which was found in a downtown dumpster. Fogle told KOCO 5 that his business will keep rolling and that he will keep an eye on safety. “I would have liked him to steal the helmets too, so he rides cautiously over there. He left all of our helmets behind,” Fogle said.

Bike thefts have become more common in Oklahoma City, and the owners of Ride OKC just want their merchandise back.

“We had five bikes stolen and also kids’ options like the Little Strider balance bike – one of them was taken – bike pumps and also a bluetooth speaker,” Ryan Fogle said. , owner of Ride OKC.

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn significant traffic to small businesses.

“The pandemic has actually improved our business,” Fogle said. “Riding a bike is a very easy way to socially distance yourself and, you know, improve your mental health.”

Ride OKC and other bicycle shops have since become a target for thieves, as a massive increase in bicycle sales during the pandemic led to shortages.

Oklahoma City Police officials are urging people to contact Crime Stoppers if they see any of the stolen bikes, one of which was found in a downtown dumpster.

Fogle told KOCO 5 that his business will keep rolling and that he will keep an eye on safety.

“I would have liked him to steal the helmets too, so he rides cautiously over there. He left all of our helmets behind,” Fogle said.