Bike Stolen From Double Amputee In Edmond, Friends Rally To Find Replacement

Friday, March 12th 2021, 10:41 pm

Mike Hankins was planning to hop back onto his regular biking routing this spring until his bike was stolen from his Edmond home last week. 

“That's really the only kind of exercise I get anymore. I haven't rock climbed in over 12 years,” Hankins said. 

“I couldn’t believe that. That they cut the lock and took his bike,” said longtime friend Dale Wocum. 

Hankins, a double amputee, lost both of his legs after a rock-climbing fall in 2008. Since then, he’s biked weekly with Wocum. 

“He's gotten better at it. His balance has gotten better. He's walking a lot better,” Wocum said. 

Friends and family of Hankins want to help Hankins find a replacement bike. News 9’s Barry Mangold spoke with Hankins and Wocum for the story.