Occasional crashes are an inevitable and even accepted part of bike racing, but sometimes the unthinkable happens. Jackie Dunn crashed while racing at the San Diego Velodrome on June 18, and unfortunately her injuries were fatal. The San Diego Velodrome and the entire cycling community has experienced a terrible loss, and words cannot express our shock and sadness. Jackie was an enthusiastic rider and experienced success in a short amount of time. She was a big proponent of women’s racing, but wasn’t afraid to race with the men. Jackie was a tenacious racer with a vibrant personality who quickly became a true member of the velodrome community. Some of her friends have organized a memorial ride on Saturday June 22, and her friend Angel Castillo has set up a memorial fund to help her family pay for medical and funeral expenses.