The Pittsburgh Steelers' new star wide receiver, JuJu Smith-Schuster, is known for catching touchdowns and coming up with innovative celebrations, including a hide-and-seek number
during the Steelers' win over the Bengals on Oct. 22. But Smith-Schuster is also known as the team's best bike commuter, as he often rides his bike to practice at the Steelers' training facility in the South Side. And in a town where city councilors might scream at you for riding your bike
, that's an impressive feat.
However, Smith-Schuster tweeted
today, Oct. 24, that his bike has been stolen. "I hope it's not an end of an era #TeamFindJujusBike," wrote Smith-Schuster on Twitter.
Earlier this year, the wide receiver, originally from Southern California, let his fans know why he rides a bike to practice, even though many other players and staff drive cars. "I just want to let everybody know, I do not have my license, I have a bike," said Smith-Schuster in a video
posted to Twitter. "That's how I get around. It's pretty lit." Smith-Schuster even sometimes wears his football helmet while taking to two wheels.
Now Smith-Schuster is on a quest to have his beloved Ghost-brand, black mountain bike returned (as seen in the above image). He has sent our a series of tweets with the hashtag #TeamFindJujusBike with appeals to return his bicycle to him. Other big names have joined Smith-Schuster in trying to get his bike returned. Michael Dougherty, a.k.a. Mikey from the "Morning Freak Show" morning radio show on WKST-FM (96.1), has sent out a series of tweets requesting the bike be returned. And Steelers teammate Antonio Brown sent out a tweet offering two tickets to a Steelers home game
for whoever returns Smith-Schuster's bike.
Considering how well Smith-Schuster has been playing and how awesome biking in Pittsburgh
can be, it seems right for someone to find and return JuJu's bike. City Paper
doesn't want any bike rider to feel the way Smith-Schuster is feeling right now.