The victim of today’s fatal collision in North Portland was Brett Jarolimek. Brett was an employee of the Bike Gallery and his death has hit many in our tight-knit community very hard.
Brett Jarolimek racing at Alpenrose
a few weeks ago.
(Photo © Jonathan Maus)
“Artist, craftsman, son, brother,
cyclist, friend… I miss you Brett.”
(Photo: Bike Gallery)
Brett loved racing cyclocross. On Sunday, he placed third in singlespeeds at the Cross Crusade event at Rainier High School. It was his best finish ever. There are photos of him racing here, here, and here.
I never had the pleasure to meet Brett, but in speaking with several of his friends tonight, I wish I had.
*There will be a public, memorial event in Portland on Monday, 10/29 at 6:30 at Pacific Northwest College of Art (1241 NW Johnson).
NOTE: Please use the comments below only for remembrances and thoughts about Brett. Thank you.