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April 5/02 10:02 am - BC Rider Injured, Vermont Eco Bike Tour

Posted by Editoress on 04/5/02

BC Rider Injured
Courtesy Jeremy Storie

This past Saturday, March 30, in Langley BC, veteran cyclist Joe Hailey was involved in a crash at the finish of the race. The crash involved several riders in a sprint finish of the C group at the Spring Series Road Race. Three riders were left unconscious with Joe Hailey being airlifted from the race site to Vancouver General Hospital. Two of the people involved in the crash had broken bones and concussions but are expected to make full recoveries. Joe Hailey is currently in Neurological Intensive Care Unit 1 in critical but stable condition. He is expected to remain in ICU for at least another five days. Joe Hailey has been a fixture on the BC road and track cycling scene for well over 20 years. Escape Velocity Cycling Club wishes Joe a speedy recovery.

Vermont Eco Bike Tour

The Vermont Eco Bike Tour will be held Sunday June 2, 2002 in Montpelier Vermont. This event is a dirt road course of 50 or 100km with rest stops, a free lunch, live music, raffle and expo to follow on the statehouse lawn. Proceeds from the event go to a grassroots organization called Rural Vermont, whose mission is to preserve family farms, rural communities and sustainable agriculture. Info can be found at or calling 802.249.1283

The mission of our non profit organization, Athletes for New Ideas, is "To create positive social and ecological change through education and sport."


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