Another bicycle auction is coming up to unload numerous bikes that have gone unclaimed in the Missoula area over the last few months. These could be the result of somebody stealing a bike and ditching it, people moving and leaving bikes behind, or bikes that people lock up somewhere and never go back for. Whatever the case, nobody has claimed them so they go up for auction, with proceeds going to local community projects.

By the way, to avoid this happening to you, Missoulians can now register bikes here. That way, if your bike is stolen, the cops can help get it back to you. As for this auction, it's online bidding. Viewing is available Monday, April 12th and Tuesday, April 13th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gardner’s Auction Service online here.

The online auction goes live on Tuesday, April 13th at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. To register for the online auction or to view the items online, simply visit the Gardner’s website. You can also call Gardner's with any questions, 251-2221.

When these auctions come around, a common question is "what if I find my stolen bike at the auction, can I reclaim it?" The answer from the City of Missoula Police Department, which hosts the bike auctions, is to "contact Ms.Traci Beighle in the MPD Volunteer Office if you wish to inquire if your bicycle has been recovered. You may reach that office by calling (406) 552-6312."

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