Bike for your rights! A benefit for Mariel Mentink

When: Fri., Feb. 26, 8 p.m. 2010

Early on New Years Day, Chicago resident, Mariel Mentink and a friend were riding home after a group bike ride around Austin. Riding westbound on Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard near Springdale, Mariel was hit from behind by a motorist in a grey SUV or pickup truck that immediately fled the scene. This near fatal hit and run has left Mariel with an uncertain future and a recovery time estimated to be 3 years that consists of intensive care, rehabilitation and physical therapy. Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to call the Austin/Travis County Crimestoppers at (512) 472-TIPS.

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