Zach Stabb’s thoughtful gesture did not leave him immune to ne’er-do-wells.
His mother, Isabelle Côté, announced the sad news on his Facebook page on September 29th. “Zachary’s bike was stolen from our yard. Yes, yes, the very bike he used to travel all the way to Toronto … if you see or hear anything, please contact me. Thank you!” she wrote above the picture of the missing bicycle.
Billings’ student Zach Stabb pedalled from Montreal to Toronto in August to benefit Water First, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing clean drinking water to Canada’s indigenous communities.
Encouraged to Carry On
Touched by the boy’s situation, a friend of a friend offered him a good quality used bicycle, his father John Stabb relayed.
“Joe Horvat is a seasoned cyclist who has taken part in numerous cycling fundraising campaigns covering long distances (he recently travelled from Toronto to Montreal in two days!), and he wanted to draw attention to Zach’s accomplishments and encourage him to continue helping others,” Mr. Stabb said.