UPDATE 2:30 p.m.
Boise Police have now recovered all of the bikes stolen from team TIPCO. Officers received a tip from a citizen this morning that led to the recovery of six bikes on the Boise State campus. A search of the immediate area has now resulted in the recovery of the remaining seven bikes.
"We want to thank the citizen who took the time to call police and help us recover these bikes as quickly as they did," said Boise Police Deputy Chief Pete Ritter. "This type of cooperation between police and the citizens we serve is exactly the type of partnership that helps make Boise the great place to live that it is."
Detectives said the bikes appeared to be undamaged as far as they could tell.
UPDATE: 2 p.m.
Representatives from the Exergy tour and Mayor Dave Bieter's office have both pledged $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in connection with the theft of bicycles stolen from Team TIBCO, one of the elite teams slated to compete in the Exergy Tour - the five-day women's cycling event set to begin on Thursday.
Earlier this morning, a citizen tip led Boise Police to the recovery of six of the bikes that were found locked together to a bike rack on the 1300 block of University Drive. The suspect or suspects in the case could face multiple felony charges.
UPDATE: 1:00 p.m.
Boise Police report that six of the bikes stolen from Exergy Tour team Tibco have been recovered.
The bikes were stolen last night from outside the the team's Holiday Inn lodgings. Valued at around $70,000 in all, eight of the custom, performance bicycles still remain missing.
Police urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 208-343-2677 or at 343cops.com
Original Post: 10:30 a.m.
Boise Police are investigating a report of an overnight incident in which bicycles were stolen from one of the U.S. teams poised to compete in the Exergy Tour, the inaugural five-day women's cycling competition scheduled to kick off in Downtown Boise Thursday.
Treasure Valley cyclists began putting the word out this morning, via social media, that "someone broke into the TIBCO team pod" and stole bicycles from the squad sometime overnight. Team TIBCO, considered one of the top cycling teams in North America, was named VeloNews Women's Team of the Year in 2009 and includes two riders on the U.S. Olympic team: Megan Guarnier and Amanda Miller.
Cyclist Amanda Miller tweeted this morning:
Equipment stolen from @teamTIBCO trailer: 14 @specializedwmn Amira SL4 bikes and Reynolds wheels. #EXGT starts tomorrow. Please help!
Exergy officials would not comment on the incident, saying they would have a prepared statement later in the day.