'It's violating': Race organizer's trailer stolen and ransacked - but recovered thanks to Instagram community

$15,000 worth of equipment was stolen but the race will go on

Rashaan Bahati's trailer
(Image credit: Rashaan Bahati)

It's not every day we get to hear something positive about social media, but this week, the cycling community on Instagram came through big time for Rahsaan Bahati and his foundation.

Bahati is a retired professional cyclist who started the Bahati Foundation in 2010 to provide inner-city youth access to noncompetitive and competitive cycling with resources and support, allowing success on and off the bike. 

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years. 

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