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Family launches fundraiser for Bernie Doering, industry vet injured in car-bike crash

Published May 18, 2021

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Friends and family of Stages Cycling executive Bernie Doering have launched a crowd-funding campaign to help with his recovery following an April 30 bike-car crash.

Doering is Stages Cycling's senior vice president of global sales and marketing; he previously was with Easton-Bell, Bell Sports, and Vista Outdoor. He also is very active in industry groups including the BPSA and PeopleForBikes.

Doering sustained severe damage to his lungs and is currently on a ventilator, has multiple spinal fractures in the neck and lower lumbar, a broken pelvis, 17 broken ribs, a shattered scapula, and multiple deep lacerations and contusions.  According to the family, the driver was uninsured.

"It's going to take some time for him to fully recover, and even more to get him back on the bike; assuming he's ever allowed to ride outside again (his wife has some thoughts on that)," friends wrote on a GoFundMe page.

"As this will be a long and complicated recovery process, we are dedicated to getting Bernie the best care possible. This includes pain management and therapeutic treatments such as: physical therapy, acupuncture, massages, etc. Any support you can give to aid in that effort will be greatly appreciated by the whole Doering family," the page reads

The page said any remaining money from the fund not used for his recovery will be donated to PeopleForBikes.

More information: GoFundMe page.

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