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Utah memorial ride honours Allan Butler

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Allan Butler's family

Allan Butler's family
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The start of the Allan Butler Memorial Ride

The start of the Allan Butler Memorial Ride
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Allan Butler's family, along with 400 other people gathered last Saturday, October 8 in Salt Lake City, Utah to honour the passing of Allan Butler.

Allan Butler's family, along with 400 other people gathered last Saturday, October 8 in Salt Lake City, Utah to honour the passing of Allan Butler. (Image credit: Logan Race Club)
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Allan's very cute daughter, Odessa.

Allan's very cute daughter, Odessa. (Image credit: Logan Race Club)
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The start of the Allan Butler Memorial Ride held last Saturday in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The start of the Allan Butler Memorial Ride held last Saturday in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Image credit: Logan Race Club)
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Riders head up the canyon.

Riders head up the canyon. (Image credit: Logan Race Club)
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Team-mate Marc Yap had the honour of riding to the summit with Allan's widow Jenny Butler.

Team-mate Marc Yap had the honour of riding to the summit with Allan's widow Jenny Butler. (Image credit: Logan Race Club)
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Riders reach the summit.

Riders reach the summit. (Image credit: Logan Race Club)
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A silent auction took place to raise funds for Allan's wife Jenny and daughter Odessa.

A silent auction took place to raise funds for Allan's wife Jenny and daughter Odessa. (Image credit: Logan Race Club)

Over 400 riders came out in support of the Allan Butler Memorial Ride last Saturday in Salt Lake City, Utah, to honour the American who was killed while crossing 'the Strip' in Las Vegas on Thursday, September 29, during the Interbike trade show.

The event was well covered in the local media with articles in the paper and repeated stories on evening news programs. Local professionals Dave Zabriskie and Burke Swindlehurst personally escorted Butler's mother, Tammy, up the canyon to the summit where the hundreds of cyclists that came out waited, applauding her and the rest of Allan's family as they crested. Butler's Logan Race Club's Healthy Choice-Goble Knee Clinic team-mate, Marc Yap, had the honour of riding to the summit with Allan's widow Jenny Butler on a tandem.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can send a cheque to:

Odessa and Jenny Butler
c/o Elizabeth Lockette
Morgan Stanley
2645 E. Parleys Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

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