Matthew Manger-Lynch dies in accident

Here's CBS 2's report:

From Alexis...


Family Night: please come over to my place tomorrow night (Tuesday, February 26th). This will be in part a place for those who were there during Tour de Chicago this Sunday. It will be a place for us to grieve over the death of Matt Lynch and cope with the shock and aftermath of such a horrible event. It will also be a place to share the positive moments of the race, and remember that Matt was at the head of the pack, winning the race when he passed away.

Please to those who were not there on Sunday, we need you as well. Shoulders to lean on, experience with tragedies past and how you got through them.

I will have a pot of [nearly] vegan chili hot on the stove [it has an accidental splash of chicken broth and a bit of butter in it]. It should be enough to feed about 20 or so. If there's anything else folks would like to be eating please bring it along.

2438 N. Lawndale Ave [1/2 block n. of fullerton, 2 blocks west of central park] 3rd floor lock your bikes to the fence downstairs



Thank you Luke for finding and providing this information so quickly. From his obituary...


Visitation will take place on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 7845 North River Road in River Hills, from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM. A service in celebration of Matt's life will follow at the church at 4:00 PM. Interment will be private. In Matt's memory, memorials may be made to the YMCA Camp Manito-wish, Box 246, Boulder Junction, WI 54512, or to the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, 9 W. Hubbard ST, Suite 402, Chicago, IL 60610-6545. FEERICK FUNERAL HOME Shorewood (414) 962-8383 Condolences may be sent to:


Photos were put together on this flickr page as well as an online guestbook here.