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The Passing of One of our Own

The League is mourning the loss this week of Mike Bayler, an LCI who died while riding his bicycle on April 10, 2010. Patricia Hart, a friend and fellow rider, reports that Mike died while riding with friends near Huntsville, Ala. Mike was League Cycling Instructor #1939 and shared his love for cycling through his teaching.

Patricia’s shared some additional memories of Mike: “He made it seem that cycling was for regular people and wanted to share the joy of cycling. I felt honored that he wanted me to teach with him.”

We offer condolences to Mike’s wife, Sharon, and all his cycling friends. It is some small solace that he was doing something he loved when he died.

The funeral is at the Madison Chapel Funeral Home in Madison, Ala. on Wednesday, April 14, 2010.

In addition to flowers, the family requests donations in Mike’s honor be made to the League of American Bicyclists, 1612 K St. N.W., Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20006, or the American Heart Association,
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