Local cycling store on brink of shutting down after burglary

A family-owned business in L.A. County is reeling from a crime that has them close to shutting their doors for good.

Irwindale Cycles on Arrow Highway had nearly $40,000 worth of bikes and inventory stolen from them during a break-in last week, according to a GoFundMe set up to help the business recoup some of their losses.

“This isn’t a corporation or franchise owned store; this is a family who has tirelessly spent years creating and supporting the cycling community we have come to know today in the San Gabriels,” the GoFundMe said. “This kind of loss to a family-owned shop is devastating…but even worse would be the loss of their store in the next few months.”

Local cycling store on brink of shutting down after robbery
Local cycling store on brink of shutting down after robbery

According to the GoFundMe, a woman was able to take two pictures of the alleged robbers with the stolen bikes on a train before they exited in Pasadena.

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The owners, identified only as Walter and Norma, have mentored local cyclists for years, the fundraiser said.

Organizers are putting together a group bike ride outside of the shop, but a date for the ride has not yet been set.

To donate to the GoFundMe set up to help Irwindale Cycles recover from the robbery, click here.

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