Fresno man dies from head injury in Sonoma County charity bike race

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Sonoma County Coroner's Office has identified Edward Lund as the person killed during a charity bike race. (KFSN)

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office says 54-year-old Edward Lund died yesterday while cycling in the Levi's Granfondo charity bike race.

Friends close to Lund say he was involved not only at Fresno State through the art program, but also an avid cyclist and well known curator.

Every year thousands of cyclists climb and descend through rolling hills in Santa Rosa. This year some riders returning from century long courses were met with tragic news.

The C.H.P. says longtime cyclist Lund was cycling downhill during the race when he struck a sign while taking a curve. He was wearing a helmet but authorities say he died from head injuries.

Clovis Mayor Nathan Magsig, an avid cyclist himself, says friends and family here in the valley are still coping with the news.

"Ed lived a very full rich life. He never knew a stranger. He loved to talk to people was very passionate about what he did whether it was art or cycling."

"It caught everybody by surprise because Ed has been cycling for over forty years."

Lund was also heavily involved in the art community, and he says he loved to combine his two passions together by creating bike art.

"He of course was a curator at Fresno State, was involved with Fresno Art Museum. Loved art, loved cycling. He loved his friends and his family so all of us left behind here are going to miss him immensely," said Magsig.

Investigators say no foul play is suspected and there was no interference from any other riders on the roadway.
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