Last Thursday night - Lock Foot Posi, friends, and the cycling community came together under one roof to help raise money for Dave Preston Rodebaugh at East River Bar.
Dave was in a recent bike accident and left in a medically induced coma with severe head trauma. Medical bills can be a burden for anyone. As a result, there were raffle prizes, Goldsprints, and a silent auction on items in an effort to ease some of the financial strain.
As I mentioned in a previous post on Instagram, I don’t know Dave personally, but I’ve definitely seen him around at events and even snapped a few photos of him. He always seemed like an approachable guy and based on the turnout last Thursday – he is pretty well-known within the NYC community. It was important for me to attend the fundraiser to show my support because this sort of unfortunate incident could happen to anyone of us who ride in this great city.
At any point of the night, if you looked around the room - you would never find a more diverse group of people in age, ethnicity, and walk of life. That says A LOT! It’s something to be proud of, but too often do I believe gatherings like this get overlooked because the night captured the essence of New York spirit. We are all here. We are in this together. We are New Yorkers.
Almost every week there appears to be a horror story of a bike-related incident on the news. Send out your positive vibes and keep Dave in your thoughts.
If you'd like to make an online donation, please go to gofundme.com/DPRfund.
Let’s be careful and ride safe out there.