Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 9th, 2008 at 10:50 am
holding a jersey he wore during
a memorial ride for his dad
during Cycle Oregon in 2006.
(Photo © J. Maus)
A post to the Portland Bike Forums caught my eye the other day. It was a message from Mrs. BJ Wilberding, wife of the late Mike Wilberding.
Mike was killed on August 1, 2006 when someone turned their car into his path as he rode home from work in Beaverton.
Now, Mrs. Wilberding wants to set up a foundation to give immediate financial aid to families of fallen cyclists.
Here’s the message she posted to the forums.
In August 2006, my husband, Mike Wilberding was killed in a cycling accident. In his memory, I am planning to set up a foundation. The mission of this foundation will be to give immediate financial aid to families of the fallen cyclist. Insurance Companies are often slow in benefit payoff. Many families maybe under financial stress while their loved one in the hospital dying. I am appealing to all cyclist to support this effort to help such families. Fatal incidences are on the increase we need to support each other by contributing to these families. The foundation is still in the planning. I need to recognize an attorney who is familiar with and/or specializes in Foundations and is preferably a cyclist. If you know of such a person, please have them contact me.
Mrs. BJ Wilberding
If you or someone you knew can help Mrs. Wilberding, contact her at bjwilbo [at] comcast [dot] net.