2008 and 2012 Women's Olympic Time Trial Champion Kristin Armstrong has had her 2012 Felt Road and Time Trial bikes stolen while in shipping from EuroBike Germany to her home in Boise, Idaho. Team Exergy Twenty12 has offered a $10000 (USD) reward for information leading to the bikes' returns. The bikes' combined values are estimated at upward of $30000 (USD).
KA, through an Exergy-Twenty12 press release says, "My TT bike is a symbol of all the hard work that has been put into this journey. It is sad to think that somebody out there has taken this away from me and my family."
As one of KA's former triathlon coaches, a friend, and a devoted fan of KA the cyclist, I'd like to see the cycling community match her team's generous $10000 reward. No one is more deserving of the title of Olympic Gold Medalist or Mom than KA. She deserves our help to return these bikes to whom they rightfully belong, her and her family.
All proceeds raised by the Kristin Armstrong Gold TT Bike Reward Fund will go directly to Kristin to pay to the individual leading to the discovery of her bikes. If the bikes are not returned, and the reward not paid within one year of October 1, 2012, on October 2, 2013, the funds will be donated to a scholarship in Kristin's name to fund future women's cycling development..
Thanks for the support and devotion to doing the right thing,
Brandon D. Shuler