bike dance

Sprockettes rally as fellow bike dancer clings to life

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 3rd, 2009 at 9:19 am


Hollis Hawthorne (furthest to the left)
at a performance in San Francisco last
(Photos © J. Maus)

Hollis Hawthorne, one of the founders of The Bay Area Derailleurs bike dance troupe, is clinging to life in India today.

The Derailleurs were formed in 2007 by former Portlander and Sprockette Eliza Strack and they performed last summer in Portland at the Sprockettes Bicycle Bash.

Last week, Hawthorne was riding on the back of a motorcycle in the streets of Pondicherry, India and collided with a bus. Hawthorne was wearing a helmet, but still sustained a major injury to her head. Her boyfriend performed CPR on her for over a half-hour before she eventually ended up in a hospital. [Read more…]