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The Bicycle Thief

Right now, there are about 300 kids in Tulsa who think Dallas is just about the meanest city ever. Those kids, in middle school and high school, were supposed to get brand-new Schwinns on June 2 so they could use them in a 10-kilometer ride -- The Tulsa Ride and Race, sponsored by the Children's Hospital at Saint Francis -- the following day.

Only, over the weekend the bikes were stolen from Pacific Cycle's Dallas shipping yard. It's not like they'll be easy to offload: All the bikes were made specifically for the event and have the race and hospital's logos incorporated in their design. The kids'll get loaners till their new ones arrive. Wonder how long it takes to pedal to hell on a Schwinn. --Robert Wilonsky

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