Bill Finkbeiner (Auburn resident, ultra-runner extraordinaire, and one of the nicest guys you could ever meet) was struck by a cyclist on the levee above the American River Parkway on June13. He was on a Tuesday run/walk with running friends as they have done for 25+ years. Bill was struck from behind and went down very hard. He has multiple injuries including skull and facial fractures, a broken wrist which required surgery, lost teeth, and multiple other injuries. He's in the Trauma ICU at UC Davis Medial Center and is expected to recover, but is being closely monitored. His friends think the cyclist might have been a homeless guy - they helped him too, but then he hopped on his bike and rode off. Police, ambulance, medics all showed up quickly.
Bill is a self-employed landscape contractor and will be unable to work for the unforseeable future. This fund will help defray lost income and medical expenses. Please consider donating, and please know that no donation is too small.
Bill was inducted into the Sacramento Running Association Hall of Fame in 2015 - learn more about Bill:https://runsra.org/community/hall-of-fame/inductees/