Bicycling Seattle mayor has bike stolen

AP News

2/24/2011 3:55:16 PM - AP News

Seattle's bicycling mayor has had some explaining to do _ to his wife about why her bike got swiped after he borrowed it to ride to work.

Seattlepi.com says Mayor Mike McGinn sent a message on Twitter late Wednesday about Peggy Lynch's wheels.

He says in a tweet: "I know I've been encouraging people to ride bikes more, but I didn't mean u could `borrow' my wife's bike w/o asking."

McGinn, a former Sierra Club leader, frequently commutes by bike and often rides to events and meetings. He's a strong advocate of making Seattle more friendly to cycles and pedestrians.

McGinn's spokesman says the mayor borrowed his wife's bike because he recently donated his own to a charity. It was taken from a city garage.

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Information from: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, http://www.seattle-pi.com/