Brent Thomson, 54, bicycle trail master of Bootleg Canyon in Nevada, has lost his battle with complications from the quadruple bypass surgery he underwent in January. He passed away last night.
"While surgery went well and Brent was coherent and talking after recovery, a series of post-operative strokes took him back to the Intensive Care Unit in Las Vegas where he eventually succumbed to complications from the surgery," said bicycle industry friend Steve Boehmke.
According to Boehmke, Brent's son Barret was at his side with relatives as his condition worsened.
"Brent appreciated and was aware of all of the love and support that the mountain bike industry has shown through this difficult time" said Barret. "There's been an outpouring of emotion and support from all of his friends and the industry, and we're making plans for a memorial event to be held at Bootleg Canyon over St. Patrick's Day Weekend (March 14-15)."
Barret can still use financial support as there are many loose ends to tie up. Please continue to support the cause by donating to the Paypal account here.
Stay tuned for more information, and make plans to attend the memorial for Brent Thomson at Bootleg Canyon over the March 14-15th weekend.