Cyclist Hit by Car Was Racing in Tour Da Chicago

By Margaret Lyons in News on Feb 26, 2008 7:01PM

Matthew Manger-LynchThe biker who was hit by a car and killed over the weekend was Matthew Manger-Lynch, 29. He was racing in the Tour Da Chicago, an alleycat street race.

Manger-Lynch, a Milwaukee native, moved to Chicago in 2004 and was a partner in Mandolin Catering. His obituary says he was "an avid cyclist, fisherman, chef, Packer fan, wine collector, sausage maker and committed outdoorsman," and he planned on opening his own wine and food boutique. His wife told the Trib that he was really excited about the Tour, and he was apparently near the front of the pack.

The Tour Da Chicago, now in its 10th year, is a six-stage race, and this past weekend was the third stage. [Trib, Manger-Lynch's obituary, photo via his wife's photography site]