Why We Fight

On March 30th, 2007 Chris Zito was headed home from work (on his bicycle natch!) when he was hit and runned. The cowardly POS didn’t even slow down. To add insult to injury two cars following close behind the perpetrator ran over Zito’s bike and also did not stop.

Luckily Zito was able to dial 911 on his cell phone and summon help. All told he ended up with several broken vertebrae, a broken collarbone, a broken elbow, and a near week stint in the hospital.

He, like many Americans, does not have health insurance, and with the body cast he will be wearing for the next several months he is not able to work.

Click Keep Reading for more information and the WCCO video.

When we heard about this we knew that the scAVENGER! bicycle race would be a perfect opportunity to raise some money on his behalf. All proceeds from the entry fees will be going to his medical bills and lost work.

If you are able, I would suggest donating a few hours of your paycheck to the Chris Zito fund.

Donations can be made directly to:

Make Checks out to “Chris Zito Fund”
TCF Routing # 001-01-J
801 Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402-9984

And thanks to actions of the local bicycle community WCCO ran a great piece on Zito on April 3rd. The video can be seen below or on their website.


Donations can now be made through paypal by using “zito@evilcycling.com” as the payee.


12 responses to “Why We Fight

  1. I was once a 5 day commuter but now that I live in the country part of Dayton it is a little harder and I do it only 1-2 days a week. However i have never met Zito but know of him and heard the story as soon as it was posted on mplsbikelove and MORC, saw the clip also. GET BETTER ZITO and I will be at the scAVENGER to benefit Zito. Good luck and be cautious all commuters/ messengers/ and cyclist of any level. See ya at the hunt. Later gus

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