READER REPORTS: Child’s balance bicycle stolen (update: found!); green Trek bike found

Two bicycle reports that we were about to publish last night when breaking news got in the way:


Our daughter’s balance bike was taken (Monday). It’s a pink and white Haro Prewheelz that was fairly new. My daughter has a rare form of dwarfism and uses the balance bike as her mobility device. She had set it by the sidewalk to get ready for trick-or-treating, so it was disappointing to find it was taken (near 40th/Manning). If anyone sees it lying in their yard, we would love it back!

If you think you’ve seen it, contact us and we’ll connect you.WEDNESDAY UPDATE: Someone found it in their yard and contacted us; we connected them with Yachi, whose daughter has her bike back!


I found this bicycle along 48th SW in the Seaview neighborhood. It has two flat tires but seems to be in good shape otherwise. It’s a Trek Singletrack 930 with a green frame. Not sure how to make certain that it finds its way back to the original owner (expensive bike). I’ve propped it up on the sidewalk between my property and my neighbor’s.

6 Replies to "READER REPORTS: Child's balance bicycle stolen (update: found!); green Trek bike found"

  • Lizzy November 1, 2022 (3:02 pm)

    If the balance bike isn’t recovered we have a hot pink Strider balance bike I’m happy to pass on for this family. 

  • Suzanne November 1, 2022 (3:30 pm)

    Followup re Trek Singletrack 930 bicycle — Once I saw it in the light of day, it shows quite a bit of wear and tear. Not valuable. But certainly usable. Ideally the original owner claims it or someone who needs it.  Found dumped on the ground of the 4900 block of 48th SW. After checking with nearby neighbors to see if they knew anything about it, I wheeled it to its current location where it will be seen  — propped up by the fence between 4811/4819 49th SW.

  • Kim November 2, 2022 (8:11 am)

    Hi all, oddly enough, that’s my old Trek bike! (true story) right down to the little metal brackets connecting to the bike rack,I seem to remember we put it out for free about 7years ago. maybe someone loved it / or didn’t use it and now they are doing the same? I hope someone pumps up those tires and gives her a new life. She’s a great bike!~Kim

  • Susan S November 2, 2022 (4:42 pm)

    Someone on Next Door found the balance bike in their yard at 48th and Lander.  

    • WSB November 2, 2022 (6:00 pm)

      We don’t use that platform, but the finder contacted us too and we have connected them with Yachi, whose daughter has her bike back!

  • Suzanne November 3, 2022 (1:12 am)

    The Trek Singletrack 930 bicycle is still waiting for its new person. Really remarkable that the original owner posted here! It’s up for grabs and looks like a sturdy workhorse of a bike. If you’re interested, come by and claim it!

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