This May, cyclocross fans have two chances to celebrate and memorialize the lives of two cyclocross legends.

Tim Rutledge Memorial, May 11

Tim Rutledge, who passed away on February 12, 2024 after a long fight with cancer, will be celebrated on May 11 with a gathering and ride. The memorial is on Saturday, May 11 at 1pm at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park in Seattle, with the ride happening beforehand.

Rutledge was an absolute cycling and cyclocross legend, not only as a racer, but also as a product designer, marketer and sponsor of countless cyclocross national champions.

His wife is asking attendees to wear a baseball cap, something Tim was known to do:

“In tribute to Tim we are asking everyone to wear a baseball cap. We all know how Tim loved his caps , just look at every single photo of him.”

Read more about Tim Rutledge and his role in growing American cyclocross in our 2016 interview.

Update: Memorial ride info below:

Location: We will meet at Leschi Starbucks at 9am and ride the south end of Lake Washington.
Details: It will be a good opportunity to get together with friends you may not have seen in a while, you can turn back at Seward if you need, or shorten the ride to suit getting to Magnuson Park for the afternoon event. E-bikes, Fixies,Tandems and Recumbents welcome. We will split the group if there are large numbers, then regroup at Coulon Park and switch up the groups.

I hope out of town visitors can join us. See you on May 11th.
-Mick Walsh

More info: Heather Rutledge on Facebook

Lawrence Malone Memorial, May 18

Five-time cyclocross national champion Lawrence Malone passed unexpectedly in a tragic auto accident on May 17, 2021. The Late Tim Rutledge said about Malone, “If you were going to make a movie of cyclocross, Malone’s who I’d make a movie about. He was the original rebel, he is American ’cross.”

Friends held his first memorial ride in 2022 in Southern California, on the one-year anniversary of his death, to both celebrate his life and fundraise to support his young son.

Last year, the memorial ride moved north to Santa Cruz, where Malone spent his early years of riding and racing.

This year, the event returns south, following what is expected to be the regular north-south cadence.

The ride is on Saturday May 18, 2024 at Dennison Park, 7250 Santa Paula Ojai Rd, Ojai, CA. Riders are invited to attend at 8:30am for coffee, and the ride starts at 10am.

The route features a 35.6-mile route with 3872 feet of climbing.

Riders are requested to RSVP to [email protected] to help the organizers plan catering and beverages.

You can read more about Malone in a portion of our feature print magazine article.

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