Couple ends up with two tandem bikes - decides to 'pay it forward'

Couple ends up with two tandem bikes - decides to 'pay it forward'

VANCOUVER, Wash. - A few days ago, a local couple received a generous gift from someone in their community and now they are paying it forward.

Courtney and Harly Forbes are both developmentally disabled and cannot drive. Their only form of transportation is a tandem bike, which was stolen from their front porch on Monday.

The story of the theft touched the community and some folks in Salmon Creek decided to donate their tandem bike to the Forbes.

Then, in a somewhat odd twist, the tandem bike that had been stolen showed up at the couple's home with a note attached that read "I bring this back 2 you because I am truly sorry and hope you can forgive me. I am trying to do the right thing. Guilty."

Now here is where the 'pay it forward' comes in.

The couple now has one tandem bike too many and they have decided to donate the old one to the Washington State School for the Blind in Vancouver. They chose that particular place because Courtney's cousin is blind and has never rode a bike.

Both of the tandem bikes do need some repairs but a local director of a bike racing team has pledged to donate his time to fix them.