Hutchinson Five brightly colored bikes set aside for community use in downtown Hutchinson have gone missing.
Organizers of the Public Bike Project expected some of the bikes might be stolen. But when all of them disappeared last week, that came as a surprise.
Organizers had envisioned people riding the bikes from business to business and leaving them in bike racks for the next person.
The stolen bikes have aluminum frames, and the group wonders whether they have been cut down to sell.
The group plans to replace the bikes. But they plan to stop at 20.