Nate Rogers (center) and his dad Jim
A memorial ride will be held on Feb. 13 in honor of Jim Rogers, who died
in a bicycling accident on Sunday.
MEMORIAL RIDE: A positive, fun bike ride will be held in Jim’s honor on Saturday, February 13th at 10 a.m. We’ll meet in the Safeway Parking Lot before and after the ride at 867 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. There will be a ~10 mile beginner ride (some hills) and an intermediate local loop ~20+ miles.
SERVICES: Services are open to the public and will be held Sunday, February 14th at 2 p.m. at the Sierra Presbyterian Church at 175 Ridge Road Nevada City. A public reception will be held that same day at 4 p.m. at the Miner’s Foundry at 325 Spring Street in Nevada City. Please bring a beverage and a meal to share.
MEMORIAL FUND: A fund has been established in honor of Jim Rogers, benefiting the college education of his son Nate. Contributions may be sent to: “The Nate Rogers Fund in Memory of Jim Rogers”, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, 757 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945.
CARDS: Your thoughts and wishes may be sent to Allan and Betty Rogers, 210 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959.
More information is here.
Here are some reader responses to this blog’s report of the tragedy:
Thank you for sharing the very sad news of Jim’s death. We are his cousins and fellow cyclists and are devastated by this terrible tragedy. Thank you too, to the local cycling community for lending his parents, wife, and other family members your support. The burden of this loss is lifted by your kind gestures.
— Aurelia d’Andrea and Jeff Rogers,
•How tragic. Jim was one of the true “good guys” of cycling. A wonderful teammate and great mentor. I’m so sad to hear of his passing. —Fritz Knochenhauer
, former PenVelo member with Jim
•My husband, Allyn, and Jim were riding buddies for many years before my husband passed away (from melanoma) four years ago. Jim had one of the kindest hearts of any one we ever knew. He will be dearly missed by those of us who loved him. My prayers are with his children, Nate and Gina, his wife, Carolyn and his parents. —Brenda Hodges
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