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Bike ride for Mark Bosworth planned for this Saturday

Posted by on September 27th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

The family of Mark Bosworth has just announced a bike ride this Saturday to raise awareness of his disappearance.

Bosworth has been missing since Friday, September 16th and a massive effort to find him has been underway ever since. Mark’s wife Julie Bosworth hopes the ride leads to even more visibility of Mark’s disappearance. She says Mark loves to ride to Kelley Point Park from North Portland, a popular loop that also passes over the Columbia Slough and the Smith and Bybee Lakes natural area (you might recall that I recently shared photos and ride report of a very similar loop).

Here’s more from a statement about the ride:

“The family feels the ride is a perfect way for people to show support for Mark, an avid bike rider who often bought his family bikes and biking paraphenalia for birthdays and special occassions. In fact, the family of four has 14 bikes in their garage these days.”

The ride will be a 10-mile loop (with longer options) from Peninsula Park (700 N Rosa Parks Way) in North Portland to Kelley Point Park where the Willamette and Columbia Rivers meet. The ride ends back at Peninsula Park where folks are encouraged to have a picnic lunch.

Meet at Peninsula Park on Saturday, October 1st at 10:00 am. The ride is being put together by Jerry Norquist, the ride director of Cycle Oregon who has dedicated the last 11 days to finding Mark. Ride leaders are needed. If you’d like to help lead the ride, please call Jerry Norquist at (503) 880-3012.

Learn more about the search for Mark Bosworth, and find out how you can help, at

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  • fw September 27, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Maybe it’s time to go national to raise awareness. Honestly, maybe even the Today Show.

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  • Glen Bolen September 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    FW, I’d heard a rumor sometime last week that the Today Show might be interested. I spoke with the AP wireless Oregon office today – they are going to try and get it out nationally. Also Kyle Iboshi at KGW is working hard to get the story on the air.

    Also, the police have added Mark to the national missing person database. I spoke with a detective friend (and fellow cyclist) and he said that he’d learned about Mark’s disappearance through his office.

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