Ocean Beach man promises to ride across United States if one-of-a-kind bamboo bicycle returned
Last Updated: 94 days ago
SAN DIEGO - An Ocean Beach man is offering to pedal his one-of-a-kind bamboo bicycle across the United States as long as the stolen bike is returned.
Rob Greenfield is an Ocean Beach resident who owns and operates The Greenfield Group, an environmentally-active marketing company.
He told 10News he just returned from a 4,700-mile trek where he rode from San Francisco to Vermont being as sustainable and earth-friendly as possible, "creating only 2 pounds of trash, using only 160 gallons of water, without plugging into a single light switch."
He returned to San Diego two weeks ago. Last Friday, he rode the bike – which was handmade in Ghana, Africa and is worth about $3,500 – to the Vons in Pacific Beach to get some ice cream.
"Came back, the bike was stolen," said Greenfield, who admitted not locking up the bike.
He said witnesses may have seen someone throw it in the back of a white pickup truck.
"I instantly had a sunken heart," he said.
But from his sunken heart came a crazy idea.
"I'm a little bit crazy but I'm using my craziness to spread goodness," he exclaimed.
If whoever took the bike returns it, Greenfield will once again ride across America but this time, he promised to do one good deed every day wherever he rides through.
"It's a way to inspire other people to good and to get the masses to do good things," he said.
Greenfield will ask followers in what he calls his "Do Good Network" to match him good deed for good deed.
"To inspire people in this country to start living a happier, healthier life," he said.
He also says he just needs his bike back.
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