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Fundraiser held for South Korean man whose bike was stolen in Portland

A fundraiser was held Thursday night at the Apex bar to help Min Hyeong Kim (left) after his bike was stolen. (KATU Photo)

He came to America to ride his bike across the country, but a South Korean man had his ride ripped off here in Portland.

Min Hyeong Kim came to North America a few weeks ago with the intention of making a two-year trek around the continent. But after successfully pedaling through Canada and Washington, his arrival in the Rose City was plagued by a scourge familiar to many: bike thieves.

After word got out, people Thursday night pitched in to help him get back on his way.

A fundraiser was held on Kim’s behalf at the Apex bar on Southeast Division.

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