Memorial planned for Central Oregon cycling legend Gary Bonacker

Gary Bonacker

A memorial will be held later this month for Central Oregon mountain biking pioneer Gary Bonacker.

The ceremony will be held at Worthy Brewing in Bend on Oct. 29, 3-6 p.m.

Bonacker was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2003. He passed away in September at the age of 70.

He was known as a legend in the cycling community and was co-founder of Sunnyside Sports.

Bonacker was also one the people who started the Tour des Chutes — one of the areas biggest bike rides and fundraisers for cancer care. Bonacker’s “Tour” raised more than $1.25 million in its 17-year run. 

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