Please attend Erica Greif’s memorial this Sunday the 12th at 2pm at The Grove at Southcreek: 95 Foothill Rd, Reno, NV. All are invited. We encourage you to ride your bike there in Erica’s honor, don’t worry about attending in a sweaty bike kit – Erica certainly wouldn’t. There will be some snacks and a cash bar.
It is with extremely heavy hearts that the Herbalife p/b Marc Pro- Strava team reports that we lost a member of our extended family last night. Erica Greif passed away as a result of a traffic accident. She had just taken a final exam at UNR and was traveling to Redlands, CA to take part in the Redlands Bicycle Classic. She was the fiancé of our team member Nick Schaffner and a member of the Hedrick Women’s Racing p/b Novatec Elite Cycling Team.
Velonews recently wrote an article detailing the accident.
Erica was an amazing and inspirational woman, a great friend and a powerful force on the bike. On behalf of the H24 p/b MPS Cycling Team, our hearts and thoughts go out to Nick, and all of Erica’s friends and family. We will all miss you Erica!!!
Here are some scenes from Erica’s memorial bike ride in Reno April 9th, from Bibo Coffee to Newlands Circle Park, where Erica’s ghost bike was locked up. Also, here’s the Reno Gazette Journal’s coverage of the ride.