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Mountain bike pioneer Charlie Cunningham looking for help after injury

Published October 6, 2015

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Friends of mountain bike pioneer Charlie Cunningham are running a crowd-funding campaign on to help Cunningham with medical expenses following a bike accident in August.

According to the campaign's homepage, Cunningham had a bike crash in early August. 

"Charlie suffered broken bones, bruises and trauma to his head. At the time, he didn't feel his head injury was significant. Unfortunately, six weeks later, the head injury manifested into a subdural hematoma, a life-threatening condition that resulted in emergency brain surgery," the campaign reads.

The campaign has a goal of raising $100,000. As of Tuesday morning, it had raised $12,600. 

Cunningham was one of the early innovators in mountain biking in Marin County, Calif. He is best known for his aluminum mountain bike frames, made when steel was by far the most common material for all types of bikes. He was a co-founder of WTB along with Steve Potts and Mark Slate.

The GoFundMe campaign page | Cunningham Bicycles homepage.




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