Join us for live music, beer, and bike mechanics working for donations to give your ride a tune up or repair. All proceeds go to the Mariel Mentink Medical Fund to support Mariel as
she recovers from a severe cycling accident that occurred on January 1,
Who- Early on New Years day a cyclist named Mariel Mentink was hit from behind on her commute home. The 40
mph hit and run collision left Mariel struggling for her life in the
Brackenridge ICU. Doctors and nurses are still tending to her broken
vertebrae, skull fractures and many other cracked bones and injuries.
“So far, she improves a little every day. It is expected that the
physical repairs will take six weeks to heal, and will be uncomfortable
until then. The back operation that she experienced takes six months
for the pain to subside. Brain recovery takes an unknown amount of
time; medical science is not advanced enough to predict an outcome. And
the outcomes are different for each person.” -Excerpt from Mariel’s
What- We as Mariel’s friends, and a bicycling community, want to show our support for Mariel and her amazingly strong family. We plan to
do this by having an event/fundraiser for her. This event’s purpose is
to support Mariel financially and also to help to increase bike safety
and driver to bicycle awareness.
For more information and other events for Marie, please visit
I just realized I know her... I feel like an ass for not reading about this sooner :(
Ill for sure be at the one at The House Cafe
You do realize that this date is Critical Mass and more importantly, the Bike Winter Art Show closing party, right? I'd like to support this, but have already made plans for the other events that night... I suspect I'm not alone here! Do love me some Al Scorch though... what time are they going on? Maybe we can squeeze something else into our night... though the fellow has to get to bed early and rest up for the Frozen Snot century on Saturday (wish I could go but I have to work, pout). :-)
Don't know Mariel, but my thoughts are with her during her recovery... that's so scary!