Cycling has lost a true hero.
Sheldon Brown, beloved in our circles for his massive, freely shared online body of cycling knowledge, passed yesterday.
As someone who has worked in online content and community I can attest that Sheldon’s impact transcends the bike industry. His efforts showed how “user-created content” and open discussion can be useful, respectful, and very relevant — without needing to be beholden to large advertising budgets, publishers, or the whims of industry.
A rare combination of thought leader and leader through action, Sheldon will be truly missed. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.