On July 11, 2019, our good friend and teammate, Jay Hamlin, was violently attacked while riding his bike in Portland, OR, which resulted in numerous injuries and his beloved Colnago road bike being stolen. Here is Jay’s accounting of the incident:
“As many of you already know yesterday I was the victim of a violent crime. While riding my bike on the Springwater Corridor I was pushed from my bike while traveling around 16 mph and flew head first down an embankment into some blackberry bushes. The perpetrators then grabbed my rear wheel and started pulling. My foot was wedged in the frame so they pulled me and the bike out of the bushes and about twenty feet down the Corridor. They finally eased up and I got my foot out and off they ran with my bike. I was stunned and bloodied but managed to call 911. Police and fire came and I made a report. Kathy came and picked me up and we went to the hospital. I have a severely sprained ankle and a neck sprain. I would of course like to recover my bike as it was a once in a lifetime bike for me. But moreover I would like these two cowards to be apprehended. It bothers me to no end to know these two are out there. I am hurt pretty good but it could have been so much worse. I would be very surprised if this is the first violent crime for these two and I am sure it will not be their last if they are not apprehended. Here is my beloved and missing in action Colnago, and me after the event. I was just interviewed by KATU news and should be on the 11:00 broadcast. I want to say thanks for all the support through this traumatic event. Here is a link to the news story - https://katu.com/news/local/police-thieves-steal-bike-after-pushing-cyclist-off-on-springwater-corridor-trail
Our goal is to raise the funds necessary to replace his bike, cycling kit, helmet, Garmin Edge 1030, and to offset his medical expenses. Jay is a wonderful man and an inspiration to many. He is still actively pinning on a number to race his bike at 69 years young and we want to ensure that he can keep at it for years to come.
Thank you in advance for your consideration!
Jake von Duering
Dialed Cycling Team Director
OBRA Board of Directors
Who you are and where you’re from:
- Jake von Duering - Camas, WA
Your relationship or contact to the parties you're raising funds for:
- I am a friend and teammate of Jay Hamlin
How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible):
- Jay Hamlin will use the funds to cover medical expenses and property loss
Your withdrawal plan to get the funds from the campaign to the ultimate beneficiary or beneficiaries:
- Jay Hamlin has been made the beneficiary of the campaign and he will directly receive all the funds.