Sunday, January 9, 2011

Kevin Unck, Rest in Peace...

Reports are coming in about a rider killed on Glendora Mountain Road today. Apparently Kevin Unck, who rode with the local Coates / Back Abbey Cycling Team, drifted into oncoming traffic while descending around a corner at speed and was struck by an oncoming vehicle. I did not know Kevin well, but recall sitting around chatting a bit, about jobs and riding, at the conclusion of a weekend ride. Cycling is a tight-knit community, and events such as this hit close to home. My condolences to family and friends of Kevin. Thoughts and memories are being left on the Coates Cyclery facebook page.
I am sure many people will be posting remembrances at various spots around the web, in fact, it is likely there will be more than I can keep track of. Many people in Southern California knew Kevin through racing and training, not just through Coates, but also the Cycling Connection, and  by way of the Claremont Colleges where he was employed. He was an accomplished racer, and experienced rider. I will post up additional links to remembrances as I come across them. Besides the Coates link above:

Lava Racing News has a nice memorial,

Biking In LA offers his condolences and a more detailed account of the incident, which differs in content from the original newspaper account but, unfortunately not in the outcome,

Christy at SoCalCycling recalls a recent training ride with Kevin, and others are leaving remembrances on SoCalCycling's Facebook page,

Pomona College ITS condolences,

From the Coates Facebook page: A memorial will be held this Saturday, January 15 during the Grape Fun Ride in Rancho Cucamonga. I don't see any information at to the time of eulogy and moment of silence. Information on the ride can be found at the Majestic Cycling site,

On January 22, starting at 8:00 Cycling Connection will be holding a memorial ride in honor of Kevin. Ride leaves from It's a Grind, 7325 Day Creek Blvd, Rancho Cucamonga. Photos from the ride here.

Remembrance at Launchday.

Condolences of the Redlands Water Bottle Transit Company.

Glendora Mtn Road Blogspot.

1 comment:

  1. Kevin Unck Memorial Ride

    Saturday January 22 at 8:00 AM

    It’s A Grind Coffee House - Day Creek & Baseline
    7325 Day Creek Blvd., Suite 103
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739

    This Saturday's Grind Ride will be a Memorial ride in honor of Kevin Unck. Please spread the word and save the date.


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