No one would ever confuse any of the bikeshare bicycles on the streets of Seattle as mountain bikes. But a yellow Ofo bike has definitely achieved peak performance after being lugged to the top of a grueling trail east of the city.
Facebook and Instagram posts this week, and a report by KING5, show the bike perched at the top of Mailbox Peak, resting against the popular summit’s namesake.
Kristen Fox-Hill shared images on the group Facebook page for Washington Hikers and Climbers. She reported that she did not bring the bike to the top of the 4,100-foot summit, but that she had to get pictures of her dog Largent posing with it.
Fox-Hill also shared a couple photos on @largenttheadventuredog, an Instagram feed dedicated to her outdoors-loving pup.
Mailbox Peak consists of an 11.2-mile roundtrip hike, and anyone who has tried to move a bikeshare bike off the sidewalk knows that they’re not exactly lightweight.
Fox-Hill’s Facebook post received a mixed reaction, with many commenters letting her know how cute her hiking companion looked, and the rest venting about the not-so-leave-no-trace aspect of the bike being left on the peak as garbage.
“I think we’d like to keep it as limited to just the mailbox and its contents and not leave other things strewn about the mountain top,” Lee Jacobson, creator of the Washington Hikers and Climbers Facebook group, said in KING5’s story. “But having said that I get the joke. It was humorous at some level.”
Ofo announced this summer that it, along with orange bike owners Spin, would be shutting down operations in Seattle and donating its fleet of 4,000 dockless, shareable bikes to three separate charities.