Late last week, the Michigan Mountain Bike Association (MMBA) reported their Mountain Kids trailer was stolen from where it was being stored in a covered parking in a well-lit commercial site in Farmington Hills off Northwestern Highway.
Police filed a report and have notified agents to be on the lookout but called the chances of recovery "slim". The trailer was home to all of the Mountain Kids Program equipment, including eight 20-inch Giant bikes and six 24-inch Novara bikes , 40 helmets, tools, and a custom bike rack made for the trailer.
"This is a major loss to the MMBA," said Mountain Kids Director Jason Tink. "It has always been a very secure storage facility, and I hate that it happened while on my watch."
MMBA is working within the community to replace the trailer and its contents. On February 10, they will hold a silent auction raffle to raise money for the Mountain Kids and other programs.
MMBA asked that those who see the trailer report its whereabouts to the local authorities.