Boy wants to give back after community rallies to replace stolen bike

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. — A community in Indian Trail stepped up to help replace a stolen bike that belonged to a boy with special needs.

Now, Ben Shoniker, 14, has new wheels and is focused on giving back to other children.

His mother, Rebecca Shoniker, said that, once she posted about the theft, her neighbors flooded her with offers to replace the bike.

“Wow!” she said on a Facebook post. “I have been so incredibly overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from our community.”

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Rebecca said Ben wants to give back after he said the thief must’ve really wanted a bike as much as he does.

They set up a bike donation called Ben’s Bike Project.

Hi. On Friday, I posted the followingon our neighborhood and local sites: This is my 14 yo son with his new bike. He...

Posted by Rebecca Mankowski Shoniker on Sunday, May 26, 2019