Entertainment TV 'The Bachelor' 's Matt James Surprises Girlfriend Rachael Kirkconnell with New Electric Motorbike "We're telling her that we're putting it together for somebody else, but little does she know when it's all put together, it's actually going to be gifted to her," Matt James said By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 18, 2021 11:44 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Matt James/Instagram Matt James just earned some major boyfriend points! The former Bachelor lead, 29, surprised his girlfriend Rachael Kirkconnell with a brand new electric bike on Tuesday. In a video posted on Instagram and TikTok, James revealed that he didn't tell Kirkconnell that the bike was for her until after they put it together. "We had a very important shipment come in about three days ago and Rachael thinks that it's for someone else. Little does she know, this Super73 bike is hers," he said in the video. "We're telling her that we're putting it together for somebody else, but little does she know when it's all put together, it's actually going to be gifted to her." James said he kept the secret from Kirkconnell for "almost a month." The Bachelor's Rachael Kirkconnell Documents Weekend in NYC with 'Cutie' Matt James "I hate keeping secrets," he continued. "But I think it's going to be well worth it. Now, she has her own bike and we'll be able to mob the streets together." As they took the bike outside, James informed Kirkconnell that the item was hers to keep. "This bike is yours," James said as a stunned Kirkconnell replied, "Stop." "Yeah, it is! I ordered you your own bike," James continued. A clearly shocked Kirkconnell added, "No, you didn't." Kirkconnell then started to break down in tears over James' sweet gesture. They then shared a hug and a quick kiss before hopping on the bike together. Kirkconnell recently shared a video where she followed behind James as he rode his own bike. "When the city shuts the streets down for the day, you take advantage of it," she captioned the Instagram video. Matt James/Instagram James and Kirkconnell fell for each other on his Bachelor season, which aired earlier this year. Though James picked Kirkconnell in the end, he ended their relationship during the After the Final Rose special after her past racist actions surfaced online, including being in attendance at an Antebellum-themed fraternity formal while in college. Not long after their breakup, James and Kirkconnell sparked reconciliation rumors. James then confirmed to PEOPLE exclusively in April that he's "pursuing" a relationship with Kirkconnell. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. The couple recently told PEOPLE how they were able to overcome the hardships in their relationship. "I will say that, you know, of course it was difficult in the moment, but just being able to step back and work on our relationship to assess," Kirkconnell said. "Taking a moment away from the spotlight's been really good for us. It's been a lot better." Matt James Takes Girlfriend Rachael Kirkconnell to His Favorite Burger Place in North Carolina James, for his part, noted that he's inspired by "relationships that are prospering." "I think that I look to people who have been where I'm trying to get to," he continued. "Rachael's parents have been in a relationship for a long time. They've been married for probably about as long as I've been alive."