Besides being a super talented artist and kick ass bike mechanic, Krys Blakemore is also an all around nice person. In March of 2012, this experienced cyclist had a crash with car on Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn and was seriously injured. This event was a sad reminder that this could have easily been any one of us in the cycling community of NYC. This Saturday she is hosting a benefit race to raise money for medical costs connected with her crash and recovery.
As riders we have to stick together. Sure, in a city like New York that’s easier said than done. But in the end we’re all one huge family, albeit a sometimes dysfunctional one.
As a family, we look out for our own. Now, one of our own needs our help. On March 15, 2012, Krys Blakemore was struck by a car on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. The accident left her with serious injuries in her right leg, and four operations later, a serious medical bill.
Now is the time for riders all over New York City to come together to show we care. Unbreakable: A Race To Benefit Krys Blakemore is an effort organized by the Do Good Crew to help alleviate some of the costs related to Krys’ injuries.
Do Good Crew will hold an alleycat race on December 7, to not only show show support and solidarity for Krys, but to also come together as a family and enjoy a great event together. There will be prizes for first, second, and third place, as well as first female rider to make it to the finish line. Registration will be $5.00, with all proceeds going towards Krys’ medical expenses. The event will be full of good people, good vibes, good times (and some holiday cheer thrown in for good measure).
MUST WEAR HELMET! – You don’t wear a helmet, you don’t race. No exceptions.
*NOTE-Rain will push event to Sunday, December 8th. Use the Facebook event page for further updates.
If you can’t make the event and want to donate to Krys, check: http://www.gofundme.com/Krysblakemore