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The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, promoters of gravel races in Northern California, confirmed Monday that a rider had died in Saturday’s Lost and Found gravel race near Lake Davis, California.
The Northern California Nevada Cycling Association (NCNCA) confirmed the news in a post on its Facebook group and identified the rider as Mike Shaw, 70, of Cohasset, California. The post also said that he had suffered what appeared to be a heart attack during the ride.
The post went on to describe him as a dedicated and well-loved member of the local cycling community.
“One of the NCNCA’s most dedicated and passionate racers passed away over the weekend. Mike Shaw of team Hammer Nutrition suffered an apparent heart attack and loss of life while doing what he loved, taking part in the Lost and Found 65-mile Gravel Race. Mike was 70 years young and lived life to the fullest in many ways,” the post said.
“Mike will be truly missed by many.”
Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship has been hosting events in the Sierra and Plumas counties for the past 25 years. In its press release about the incident, it thanked the first responders who were at the scene of the incident. It also expressed condolences.
“The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, on behalf of its staff, volunteers, and event participants sends our deepest condolences and best wishes to his family, friends and teammates,” the statement said.
“There are no words to express how much the passing of one of our tribe members affects us all.”