WTF Bikexplorers Honors SJ Brooks May 23, 2018

Following up on yesterday’s post, the team at WTF Bikexplorers posted an update to their scholarship fund, which has now been re-named to honor SJ Brooks, the cyclist who was fatally attacked by a mountain lion in Washington this weekend.

“We would also like to take this moment to honor and celebrate the life of SJ Brooks by renaming the scholarships in their name to the SJ Brooks Bikexplorers Scholarship. SJ was the founder of the Seattle chapter of Friends on Bikes, a cycling group that fosters a community for women, trans, femme and non-binary people of color who love riding bikes. SJ was scheduled to speak about FOB and be a part of the QPOC panel at the WTF Bikexplorers Summit. This past weekend, SJ was fatally attacked while biking outside of Seattle. SJ’s tragic death is a huge loss to the cycling community. They were a positive light who worked tirelessly to create change.”

Read more at WTF Bikexplorers.

  • Justin Scoltock

    A great honor for such a tragic event.

  • sam K

    How awful to lose a member of the community. And clearly SJ had excellent taste in bikes and gear, judging by the photo.

  • kasual

    Such a tragic story and loss. This is a beautiful to honour their life. Rest in power.

  • Blaise

    What a terrible loss. They were such a beautiful part of the community. RIP

  • Ryanisinallofus

    SJ was really cool and very close to a good friend of mine who is obviously devastated. Some of the internet comments on this story have been repulsive and it’s nice to see some normal people with normal human responses around here.

    • Humans can be horrible, but you’re right, it’s nice to see the good side of humanity in the wake of such a tragic loss of life. xo

  • edward2196

    Go easy bro’. RIP.

  • Jason Schwartz

    They seem like an incredible person doing much needed work for people not historically invited in to this cycling community. What a force! and what a sad loss.

  • Scott Sattler

    God, why do bad things happen to good people ? RIP