Hi folks. I’ve been drowning in words to try and make sense of all this. It is what it is.

but there is a lot more to be said. for now, thanks to Cathy Morgan for this update:


Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Memorial service

A memorial service for Matt Peterson will be held on the evening of Thursday, March 13 in the Bay Area. The time and location are still TBD, so please stay tuned for more details. The memorial service will be open to all, and Matt’s family encourages everyone to attend.

The Roaring Mouse and Third Pillar racing teams are working together to schedule a memorial bike ride for this weekend – details soon.

Matt’s funeral will be held on Monday, March 17 in Wilcox, AZ.

If you haven’t already done so, please feel free to leave a comment in memory of Matt.

Posted by dp at 9:31 AM
Donations in Matt’s memory

Thank you to all who have passed on words of love & kindness for Matt, his family, his teammates and friends. Many of you have asked about making a donation in Matt’s memory. The Roaring Mouse Cycles bicycle shop is now collecting donations via PayPal. You can contribute today clicking the “Donate” button below. Your contribution will support bicycling-related causes.


Even if you are unable to make a donation, your words of support mean the world to Matt’s family and friends. Please keep them coming.


4 Responses

  1. I would encourage everyone to leave a message on their sites, or attend the memorial services, or rides that are set up for Matt and Kristy.

    Even if you did not know them (and unfortunately, I did not know either of them), the words of support and sympathy and presence at a memorial ride from the cycling/racing community will mean more to their family and friends than you can ever know.

    Trust me, these small showing of support are truly appreciated.

  2. Hi Michael,
    Matt’s Memorial will be at Sports Basement in San Francisco at 1590 Bryant Street, 7:00pm Thursday, March 13th.

  3. And ……a ride for Kristy…

    Details for memorial ride for Kristy Gough:
    Saturday March 22nd, 2008

    12:30 Lunch at Bistro Don Giovanni’s in Napa

    2:00 Ride from Bistro Don Giovanni’s

    5:00 Showers, food and wake at:

    Lavender Hill

    2295 Crane Canyon Rd

    Santa Rosa 95404


  4. Hi Michael,
    I stand corrected. The memorial for Kristy above is private for Third Pillar riders only. Thank you so much for all you do…with words, and in person.

    Here’s the info for a Memorial Ride for both Matt and Kristy:

    Team Roaring Mouse Cycles and Third Pillar Racing Team are holding a joint memorial ride this Saturday March 15th, to honor the lives of Kristy Gough and Matt Peterson, our two teammates killed on Steven’s Creek Canyon last Sunday while on a training ride. We welcome friends, family, fellow cyclists and all those whose lives have been touched by Matt and Kristy. Our ride will include a visit to the site of the crash site for those to share their memories.
    Saturday, March 15th
    Leaving from Foothill College
    12345 El Monte Road
    Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
    Google map to location: http://tinyurl.com/2b6qvb
    **We kindly request you do NOT drive out to the crash site during this time, as we need to keep cars to a minimum in the area, given the road conditions.
    Meet at 2:30pm, ride by 3pm
    30-45 minutes to the crash site. Base pace (ie, mellow). No drop.
    Start @ Foothill College (Parking Lot #1, near the football stadium)
    – Left on El Monte
    – Right on Foothill Expressway
    – Continue on Steven’s Creek Canyon
    – Return
    Route directions via Google: http://tinyurl.com/2pc8pf
    *Press are welcome to attend, however we request respect during our ride. It would mean the most to us if press were to accompany us on their bikes, as we are all cyclists this week.
    e Kristy Gough & Matt Peterson f Memorial Ride

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