Monday, October 22, 2007

Tragic News

Car Hits, Kills USF Cycling Team Founder
By Josh Poltilove of The Tampa Tribune

Published: October 22, 2007

TAMPA - A founder of the University of South Florida's cycling team died Sunday after being hit by a car, the team said on its Web site.

Joshua Kuck, 22, was riding the Hilly Hundred when he was hit, according to the team.

"Josh was instrumental in the formation of the cycling team, and most likely the team would not exist at all if it were not for him," the site states. "In addition, Josh brought life to the team with his outgoing and positive attitude. The team deeply mourns his loss and it will take a great deal of time for the team to recover emotionally. At the very least, the 2008 racing will be dedicated to his spirit and hard work."

Kuck, a Maine native, was a team co-captain and helped secure sponsorships and school funding for it, the site states.

1 comment:

Russell said...

TBF and USF Cycling will be sponsoring a cycling tour in honor of Josh Kuck, a member of the USF Cycling Team who was tragically killed on October 21st on the HillyHundred Bike Ride. The event will be held on Saturday, Nov 17th at the Pasco-Hernando Community College in Dade City, Florida. We are also raising money for the Josh Kuck Memorial Fund. If you or your cycling friends wish to donate $10 (donation optional) to the Josh Kuck Memorial Fund and would like to pre-register for the event online, please do so by November 15, 7:00 PM (Eastern Time). If you do not wish to register online, day-of-ride registration will also be available. We will be doing a relatively short ride of 20 or 34 miles. Pre-registered rider check-in and Day-of-Ride registration is at 7:30 AM ET with a mass start at 8:30 AM ET.