Oct. 25 ride set for cycling legend Shields | UTSanDiego.com

Oct. 25 ride set for cycling legend Shields

EL CAJON — Two Grossmont College employees will lead a bicycle ride Oct. 25 to honor the memory of local cycling legend Gordy Shields.

Shields, who died at 95 on June 30 of complications after heart surgery, was a longtime Fletcher Hills resident, a counselor at Grossmont College for 15 years and known throughout San Diego County for his cycling advocacy.

Agustin Albarran, Grossmont College’s dean of English and behavioral/social sciences, and Pat Murray, a health science technician, will lead the 11 a.m. bicycle ride, which will start at the front of Building 10 and head to the Fletcher Hills Library and back, a round-trip ride of nearly four miles.

Shields, who served as a counseling instructor at Grossmont from 1965-79, is one of six people honored in a “San Diego Legends” exhibit created by the San Diego County Library and Aging and Independence Services. Shields set many national age-group records after starting his cycling career at age 50. He worked to improve the Bayshore Bikeway, a five-city, 24-mile bike route around San Diego Bay.

via Oct. 25 ride set for cycling legend Shields | UTSanDiego.com.

Gordy will be missed.  A inspiration for all of us. RIP!

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