The first day of practice for the Special Olympics cycling team in Jackson was ruined by people who stole the athletes' bikes.
Eight adult tricycles and seven regular bikes were taken from a garage on the 1700 block of South Jackson Street. The thieves jumped a locked fence and then broke into the locked garage before wheeling the bikes. The theft was discovered, Tuesday night, and has been reported to the Jackson Police Department. The tricycles are worth $500-$800 each while the bikes are worth $200 each according to Janet Meyer with Jackson Area 19 Special Olympics.
News 10's Anthony Sabella spoke to team Coach Mary Turk, today, about the theft and about what's next for the team. That story, tonight, at 6.
The group does not have the money to replace them. Anyone wishing to donate a bike or money can call cycling coach Mary Turk at 517-795-1051 or email her at email@example.com. News 10 and wilx.com will be tracking the investigation.