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Survivor of the Kalamazoo biking tragedy takes on the Gran Fondo

Survivor of the Kalamazoo biking tragedy takes on the Gran Fondo

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - One of the four survivors of the deadly Kalamazoo biking tragedy was back on his bike on Saturday for an 80-mile ride.

Paul Gobble tackled the Gran Fondo, an 80-mile cycling event in Grand Rapids, to fight skin cancer.

He rode with a team from Mary Free Bed, including the physical therapist who helped him get on a bike after a pick-up plowed into Gobble and other members of the Chain Gang last June.

Gobble said, “My physical therapist, Sean, he brought me down to the parking lot at Mary Free Bed, he brought in his bike, he put me on the bike and was having me ride around on a bike in the Mary Free Bed parking lot. That was the same parking lot that this morning when we all met as a Mary Free Bed team we cycled out of to come here.”

Gobble said while he still thinks about the five cyclists killed last year, because of a head injury, he has no memory of the crash.

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