Sunday, July 08, 2012

Dave Jordan, Previous CRCA President, Dies

Dave Jordan, bicycle coach, bicycle advocate and all around nice guy died on Thursday, July 5 in New York City.

The cause was brain cancer.

Jordan was a fixture in the New York bicycle-racing community.

Previous Century Road Club Association President, Jordan organized opposition to the crackdown on cyclists in Central Park last year. He spoke passionately about the injustice foisted on cyclists compared to the ease that scofflaw motorists enjoyed in the park, and in the city in general.

Dave also enjoyed a long-term business as a bicycle-racing trainer and coach. His passion for cycling was infectious.

Early in his racing career he demonstrated a strong physique, an amiable, broad smile, and a strong shoulder to depend on.

Jordan was well known for disrobing in the middle of a race when he got too hot. One year as he approached Cat's Paw Hill on East 72nd St., he caused a crash in the race by removing his shoe covers while racing.

Hundreds of Jordan's friends, most of them from the cycling racing community around Central Park, reacted with shock and sadness.

Most did not know Jordan was ill, and few had a chance to say good-bye.

Jordan was 48 and left behind his wife and two young teenage children.

A memorial ride is being planned for him that will leave Central Park after a morning race this coming weekend.

It will ride up to the George Washington Bridge, meeting a group of cyclists from New Jersey, then proceed on to Piermont, NY.

It is one of the rides that Jordan himself did on a regular basis, and is being organized by a committee headed by Jordan’s good friend, Ray Alba.

Sunday, July 15, 2012
Where: Central Park, New York @ Cat’s Paw Hill - 79th East Side Dr.
When: Sunday July 15, 2012
Time: 8AM for signing of the poster for the family - ride start @ 8:30
Ride: Pace casual - Memory lap around Central Park
2nd Lap exiting- North end of Central Park to RS...D
Over George Washington Bridge right onto Hudson Terrace
North on 9W – stop at New York state line & Piermont, NY
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Donations: To help Dave’s family – PayPal address