In Memory of Tom Trauger



January 6, 2021 Update: On Thursday, Jan 14th at 9:40 AM, we invite you to come together to take 3 minutes of silence in honor of Tom Trauger. You are invited to log on at 9:30am, with the 3-minute vigil beginning at 9:40 (the time of the crash). While all participants will be muted, chat will remain open for you to share what is in your heart.

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HONORING TOM TRAUGER

Always on our minds, forever in our hearts.

Tom Trauger died while riding an annual century in Nevada with 20 friends when a truck struck and killed 5 of the cyclists and injured 4 others. Tom was loving husband, a caring father and a world-class triathlete.

 

After returning from an Ironman, his stories would light up the whole office, and his passion for his sport inspired everyone around him. Of course, he was a spectacularly skilled accountant as well, leading Sports Basement’s accounting department with more skill and acumen than we could have ever dreamed of. 

Most importantly, he was also a constant source of kindness, humor, intelligence and leadership, and everyone who met him was made better by having known him. 

He will be missed beyond measure.

 

BIKE SAFETY AND DRIVER AWARENESS

We want to honor Tom's memory by spreading the word about bike safety and driver awareness. We ask you to notice every cyclist you share the road with, and to remember that they are someone's father, mother, son or daughter. Your awareness can protect their lives.

 

IN MEMORY OF TOM

Flowers sent in Tom's memory will be graciously accepted at our Presidio store.

 

LAS VEGAS CYCLING MEMORIAL FUND

100% of your donation will go to the Las Vegas Cyclist Memorial Fund for the families of those affected by the tragic cycling event on December 10, 2020. Our deepest heartfelt gratitude for your donation.

IN HONOR OF TOM AND THE FOUR OTHER CYCLISTS

Gerrad Nivea

Erin Michelle Ray

Aksoy Ahmet

Michael Murray

Donate to the Las Vegas Cyclist Memorial Fund
DONATION RECOMMENDATIONS

The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to the Challenged Athletes Fund in Thomas Chamberlin Trauger's name.

Donate to the Challenged Athletes Foundation 

A GoFundMe has also been made in support of the families of each of the Nipton Loop cyclists that were tragically lost on December 10, 2020.

Donate to the Nipton Loop Cyclists GoFundMe 

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1 comment

  • Rod crase says...

    What a tragic event for all those involved. My heart goes out to the families. Shows how vulnerable us cyclists are on the road. Hopefully they put this driver away for a long time for making the decision to drive under the influence of drugs and ruining innocent lives.

    On December 29, 2020

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