Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on July 7th, 2008 at 10:35 am
(Photos © J. Maus)
On Friday, the local racing community came together to support an injured friend.
Zak Kovalcik (pictured here at the event) broke his collarbone while racing at Alpenrose Velodrome a few weeks ago and, without insurance and being unable to work (he is a bike messenger), he needed help with his hospital bills.
The community answered the call and has already raised over $2,000 for the cause.
On Friday, a weekly track racing event that was turned into a Zak Kovalcik benefit raised $1,700. All race entry fees were donated to Kovalcik and funds also came from a raffle of prizes donated by local businesses and bike companies.
I toted my camera gear up and over the beautiful hills west of downtown Portland to capture the action and bring you the slideshow below.