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Mid-Atlantic trails advocate and racer Scott Scudamore dies

Published December 30, 2013

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (BRAIN) — Scott Scudamore, a mountain bike athlete, advocate, event organizer and retail store employee, died Dec. 28 from complications from a mountain bike accident he suffered in September.

Scudamore was retired from a 20-year Air Force career and 21 years with Hewlett Packard. Besides being active in the Mid Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE), he worked part-time at Blue Ridge Cyclery in Charlottesville and was a member of IMBA's Regional Leadership Advisory Council. He competed in triathlons and XTERRA events. 

On Sept. 22, Scudamore crashed while mountain biking with his wife, son-in-law, granddaughter and other friends at Bryce Mountain ski resort in Basye, Virginia. The crash left him paralyzed below his neck. Although he made progress in rehab in the fall, in recent weeks he struggled with infection, delirium, and ultimately pneumonia, according to a note left by his family on Scudfries.org, a website set up to support him following the crash. 

The family said there be two viewings at Thacker Brothers Lake Monticello Funeral Home in Palmyra, Virginia. The first will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. The second will be Saturday, from 9 a.m – noon.

A funeral service will follow the viewing on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Grace And Glory Lutheran Church (683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra, Virginia.)

In lieu of flowers the Scudamores asked friends to donate to one of Scudamore's favorite charities, Trails for Youth or the Lake Monticello Volunteer Rescue Squad.

 

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