Jordan Alaniz rode his bike to work at Chick-fil-a last Saturday as usual. He completed his 8-hour shift, then noticed something was off: his bike was gone. He checked all the bike racks and found nothing.
Alaniz said he had two locks for each wheel of his bike, but the person who stole his bike cut through both of them.
The Chick-fil-A Enos Ranch Facebook page said Alaniz rides his bike 35-minutes to and from work, so not having a bike was a big deal for him.
Less than a week after the incident, Alaniz’s coworkers joined forces and collected enough money to buy Alaniz a new bike, similar to the one he had before.
He got the new bike on Monday.
"I felt pretty good you know, I felt appreciated that they did that for me," Alaniz said.
Ken Dahmen at the Santa Maria Bici Centro Shop helped the Chick-fil-A Enos Ranch team pick out a bike for Alaniz.
To make sure this doesn’t happen again Alaniz asked Dahmen what the best lock to use for a bike was, so he now has a U-lock on his bike, which is stronger than a cable lock.