BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Investigators are trying to find the driver who struck Andrew “Bernie” Bernstein on Saturday as the industry veteran was riding home from a velodrome workout. Bernstein, an account director at True Communications and a former journalist and marketing director at Bicycling magazine, is in critical condition at an area hospital.
Gloria Liu, Bernstein’s fiancee, told BRAIN that it appears Bernstein was hit from behind at about 4:30 p.m. on Arapahoe Road east of Boulder. Bernstein was headed west following a workout at the Boulder Valley Velodrome in Erie. He texted Liu to tell her the workout was cut short by rain before he started the ride home. Bernstein was found a bit west of a significant hill near Legion Park. Arapahoe has a wide shoulder but is often very busy. However no witnesses to the collision have come forward.
“It’s really the worst nightmare of every cyclist, and every person who loves a cyclist, to get that call,” she said.
A passing motorist saw Bernstein in the ditch on the side of the road and called 911. Bernstein was taken to a Boulder hospital …read more