My friend Mike Madden is known to many here for his work with Tacoma-Pierce County Habitat for Humanity and as an avid cyclist.
Mike, a former Nalley’s executive who retired as Habitat director last year, is recovering at home after being badly injured in a cycling accident earlier this month.
Mike was training for the annual RAMROD (Ride Around Mount Rainier in One Day) event when his bike hit a rock on the road and jolted out of control.
His helmet saved his life, but he suffered a severely damaged hip and other injuries. At least a couple of surgeries were required.
Mike’s wife, Marcia, also known as an active community volunteer, says he will likely be bedridden at least 11 weeks but is using a passive exercise machine to facilitate recovery. The couple would prefer to have no visitors for a while.
Mike and Marcia celebrated his retirement by biking on a tandem last summer from Tacoma to Atlanta by way of Denver and the Northeast – 5,000 miles without incident.