A Bike for Shaina Aug 20, 2013

“During the Beach Party Alleycat, Shaina Briscoe collided with a car and developed a traumatic brain injury. She was sent to HCMC and put in a medically induced coma. She is on the road to recovery but her bike was totally destroyed and is still being held by the police. The people at All City, the local bike shops and everyone else in the bike community lent a helping hand to build Shaina a new bike for when she recovers from her injuries.”

Everyone be careful out there!

  • kog

    was she wearing a helmet?

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      While I don’t see why that matters, I will say, yes. She was wearing a helmet.

  • Eliud Arbelo

    Pretty crazy. I was just in a wreck on saturday with a car that stopped short. Hope she makes a full recovery.

  • Cory

    Seems like this was an accident from a selfish and irresponsible style of racing. I’m sorry to hear of such a harsh accident and I hope she can recover smoothly. Maybe this will help riders think twice about getting involved in these allycat races. Are they really worth the risk?

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      More importantly is it worth pointing it out?

    • odenator

      Nothing says community like a bit of victim blaming. Way to be.

      • Cory

        I think it’s great she has such supportive people to help her. I got caught up reading Johns comment and watching the video feeling sympathetic. I typed her name on the Internet to see how her recovery was, then found out she blew a light at a busy intersection! I felt misled by the post. I Especially think Prollys reply was a little silly. He’s in a position to make cyclists aware of the serious dangers of that style of riding. But maybe safety and common sense isn’t rad. I can’t count how many times I’ve dogged riders blowing reds who are influenced by this alley cat crap.

        Ride safe, wear a helmet and follow the rules of the road. Simple.

  • kermitonwheels

    Nice vibe. That would make someone recovering smile and long to get back out there.