A man instrumental to the Richmond mountain biking scene has been hospitalized with a serious injury. Wayne Goodman (a former Richmond-MORE board member and instrumental figure in Richmond trail building) was seriously injured while cycling September 18.
The accident occurred in the grassy area in the top of Forest Hill Park near the parking lot and picnic shelters, according to information from Richmond MORE. Wayne lot control of his bike and collided awkwardly with a granite wall next to the trail. He has a serious spinal cord injury and has been in MCV’s Critical Care Hospital since the accident.
Wayne Goodman has volunteered countless hours on the trails building and maintaining the existing trail infrastructure. He was a huge driving force in the layout, creation and building of the North Bank Trail. If you enjoy riding your bike or trail running downtown you have Wayne Goodman to thank for it.
Read these comments from Goodman in an article on the James River Trail Loop in Richmond.com:
“I never thought the trail system would be as big a deal as it is…If you tried to take it away from people now, you’d have a lot of trouble on your hands.”
You can follow his progress and show your support by visiting the CaringBridge website. When you visit you’ll be asked to log in to keep the site private.