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Coverage of Mike Wilberding

Mike was killed on August 1, 2006 in Beaverton. Read all the coverage of his death in the stories below.



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Widow of fallen cyclist seeks help for bereaved family fund

Posted on April 9th, 2008 at 10:50 am.

Mike Wilberding's son Dayn, holding a jersey he wore during a memorial ride for his dadduring 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, [...]

Rally planned in response to fatal crash

Posted on February 12th, 2007 at 2:08 pm.

[From a traffic safety rally in Beaverton on 9/1/06.)

Bike activists will hold a traffic safety rally at SE 26th and Stark on Thursday (2/15), at the location of a recent fatal crash that claimed the life of Nick Bucher.
The rally will be an opportunity to remind everyone to slow down and use caution when driving [...]

Cycle Oregon Day 5 - Rest day in Union

Posted on September 18th, 2006 at 9:06 am.

[Camped on the UnionHigh School football field.]

Today is our rest day here in the great little town of Union, Oregon and if you want to know what Cycle Oregon is all about, this day pretty much sums it up.
The 3,000 or so riders, volunteer and crew that make up Cycle Oregon have descended [...]

Tragedy turns into action in Beaverton

Posted on September 4th, 2006 at 11:51 pm.

[The media helped us spread the word.]

Concerned citizens from Portland and Beaverton came together last Friday for a traffic safety awareness action. The event took place just a few yards from the intersection where Mike Wilberding was killed on August 1st.
Mike's death sparked heated emotions from many people in the community who were [...]

Event planned in response to fatal crash

Posted on August 24th, 2006 at 9:16 am.

[Intersection of SW 5th and Washington]Photo: Susan Otcenas

Citizen activists mobilzed by the death of cyclist Mike Wilberding on August 1st have channeled their emotions into a traffic safety awareness action. The event will be held on September 1st from 4-6pm at SW 5th and Washington Streets in Beaverton (the intersection where the crash occured).
The [...]

Lessons from those other two-wheelers

Posted on August 17th, 2006 at 8:25 am.

[Photo from Flickr: bublynski]

There was interesting story in Sunday's Oregonian about a rise in motorcycle fatalities in Oregon. The headline read, "Beware the thrill of the open road" and as I read it I couldn't help but think how motorcyclists and bicyclists share common concerns and experiences.

KATU-TV covers Wilberding tragedy

Posted on August 15th, 2006 at 10:40 am.

[KATU's coverage]

In case you haven't noticed, KATU (our local ABC-TV affiliate) has been doing some quality reporting on bicycle-related news stories lately.
I can barely stand to watch most network TV news, but KATU reporters Anita Kissee-Wilder and Brian Barker are doing great work. As avid cyclists themselves, they bring a much-needed perspective [...]

Beaverton Mayor responds to crash concerns

Posted on August 14th, 2006 at 2:53 pm.

Citizen bike advocate Susan Otcenas just forwarded along an email response she got from Beaverton mayor Rob Drake.
The email (full text is below) was also sent to several other citizens who had written Drake about their questions and concerns regarding the recent death of Mike Wilberding.
Most notable is the mention that the "failure [...]

Fatal crash sparks outrage, activism

Posted on August 11th, 2006 at 8:26 am.

[Mike Wilberding, 1948-2006]Photo: Dayn Wilberding

The crash in Beaverton last week that claimed the life of Mike Wilberding has sparked outrage and spurred action from citizen activists.
The incident has caused some cyclists to question the priorities of bike advocates and city planners. One commenter asked,
"what is the more important fight at this time: [...]

Cycle-Pak founder dies while riding home from work

Posted on August 9th, 2006 at 7:16 am.

[Mike Wilberding in May 2006]

I received a sad email yesterday. It was from a reporter, looking for someone to interview about the death of Mike Wilberding last Saturday in Beaverton.
I had to double-take at the name, but quickly realized it was the same Mike behind Cycle-Pak, one of my first advertisers here on BikePortland.org.
At [...]

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