I am sure that many of you have heard about the tragic death of Markus Bohler at last week’s race in Bethel.  Markus was a much loved member of the Pawling Cycle club.

The race community is rallying to help raise funds for Markus’ family to cover the costs of their flights from Germany and to create a memorial for Markus at the race course location in Bethel.  This will consist of two park benches and a tree will be planted to provide shade.

If you are racing at Bethel this week, you can contribute at the race.  On behalf of the NYC cycling community, CRCA has set up a chipin account to collect funds for those who would otherwsie be unable to give – see below.  You can also send checks directly to:

Exposition Wheelmen
c/o Dave Hilderbrand
11 Boulder Ridge Dr.
Ellington, CT  06028

Additional online contribution option exists through Bikereg at https://www.bikereg.com/Net/15987 if you prefer.