A Note from Patrick's Parents

Dear Bike & Builders,

We have recently started reading the many letters we have received since Patrick’s death and we have been greatly touched by the heartfelt comments from the Bike & Build alumni, parents, and current riders.  Several of the letters started with “while I did not know Patrick”. However, it is clear from the letters that while many had not met Patrick or met him only briefly, that you knew him well, and you knew what he stood for.  In large part because you have similar ideals and aspirations in furthering social causes and improving our world.

It gives us comfort and strength that the whole Bike & Build community is standing behind us and that through each of us “Patrick will ride on”.  We will in time respond to each and hope to meet  many of you in person in years to come.

With gratitude,


Rik and Debbie Wanninkhof (Parents of Patrick)

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