Posted February 05, 2018 10:00:22It was just a normal Saturday morning when a bicycle hit the ground in the parking lot of the Ride-on Bicycle dealership in Calgary’s west end.
It was the start of the weekend and the owner, Mark McBride, was in the shop trying out a new set of wheels and pedals for the new bicycle that had been purchased from a local bike shop.
“It just kind of came into my head that I need to have a little more space for it,” McBride said.
“So, I decided to go out and pick up some new bikes.”
The bicycle went to a friend, who had it serviced in the garage, McBride explained.
The friend brought it to a shop in the west end and they installed a new seat, handlebars, and chain.
The bike then came back to the dealership to be serviced, McBreece said.
When McBride came back from the shop, he was surprised to see the bike was in fine shape.
“I’m not sure how I knew it was, but I was like, ‘Oh, I’m gonna take this bike home,'” he said.
The new bicycle is now in the store and McBride plans to put it up for sale.
“That’s pretty much the way we were hoping it would go,” McBrees said.
But he said it wasn’t a pleasant experience.
“You get your bike and you get on the bus and you go home and you think, ‘It’s not going to be this easy again,'” McBride told CBC News.
“There was this one kid who had his bike stolen and they had to drive it back home and they did it on a snowmobile.
And I’m like, oh, that’s not so great.”
McBride said he did his best to avoid it, but that it happened.
“We’re lucky because we’re on the top of the hill and we’re in a good spot,” he said, adding that it took a while to find the owner.
The owner is in the process of replacing the bicycle.