IN MEMORIAM: MARK DUNLOP
I was only lucky enough to meet Mark McKenzie Dunlop a handful of times while travelling the EWS circuit last year. A constant beam of smile, Mark was a staple of the New Zealand mountain bike community and worldwide. Mark's final tyre tracks were left at Crankworx Rotorua Enduro and Air DH events. On Friday, March 11th, 2016 Mark Dunlop passed away in his adopted hometown of Rotorua, aged 31. Our thoughts are with Mark’s friends, family, and loved ones in this time. The mountain bike community loses another brother, inspiration and hope.Mark Dunlop (1985-2016)#ridewithmark
|We'd really love it if his MTB mates or mates from other aspects of his life would ride with Mark on his final journey. We will be leaving from our family home at 12.45 and taking the 4km journey to Tahuna Hall. It would be awesome if Mark had a procession of bikes riding with him! Let's celebrate his life and let him see just how much we all loved him! - Hayley Dunlop|
Kintail Farm, 1351 Tahuna Road, Morrinsville at 12:45. Plenty of parking available. Feel free to wear your riding kit.
More information of Mark's funeral are on NZ Herald
. In lieu of flowers, our family have chosen to support Bikeon.org.nz, donations can be made on www.givealittle.co.nz
, a charity that gives kiwi kids the opportunity to ride a bike. Let's put that big grin of his on the faces of other kids. He was just a big kid himself!