We are sad to hear that Brent Thomson is presently down after suffering a heart attack this last Saturday while riding one of the many excellent trails that he has carved out at Bootleg Canyon. Simply put, without Brent’s endless support for the past half a dozen years, Interbike would not have the world’s best annual product demo test lab that is attended by so many in the industry.
Brent is one of the strongest people we know. We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to having his continued support, wit and charm at the 2009 Outdoor Demo.
We’ve learned that Brent’s job at Bootleg does not provide him with health insurance. As industry insider Steve Boehmke put it in an email yesterday:
“Brent’s hospital expenses are estimated to grow to hundreds of thousands of dollars, so any help that his friends in the bicycle industry can provide will be graciously appreciated. Click on the link below to donate securely with Debit, Credit, PayPal and Bank accounts. It is simple, quick and safe. Brent’s family and friends send you appreciation in advance.”