Washington state racing community and bike industry figure Brad Lewis died Sunday April 9 of an apparent cardiac arrest during the Boat Street Criterium Pro 1/2 race. He was 38 years old.
Lewis was riding for the Recycled Cycles team, of which he was a founder member. He was one of the Northwest's most prolific racers over the last 10 years. He worked for component maker Full Speed Ahead in Woodinville, WA and had previously worked for Raleigh USA.
He is survived by his wife, Emily Westbrook, a professional bike racer riding for Team Tamarack. Well over 200 people attended an evening vigil at Recycled Cycles on Monday evening to honor Brad's memory. Funeral services will be in Seattle on Monday, April 17.
A memorial fund is being established by Raleigh USA to help the family.
Everyone at Cyclingnews extends their condolences to Brad's family, friends and colleagues.