Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Ed Praitis

Ed Praitis passed away yesterday after being struck by a van during a lunchtime ride. Ed and his teammates were coming down Union Hill into Redmond when Ed slid out on wet pine needles, lost control and slid into oncoming traffic. 

He died instantly.

Ed was new to cycling but his passion for it was that of someone who had ridden their whole life. He rode the Seattle to Portland  twice and was a member of the PCP Racing team

He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and the racing community.