David Jordan, 1968-2012

I'm very sad to report that my friend David  "DJ" Jordan passed away today at the age of 43. David was diagnosed with brain cancer this spring and was undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. Earlier this week he developed a blood clot, which ultimately led to his passing. David was a fixture in the New York cycling community, as a respected coach, team sponsor, past President of the Century Road Club Association, and the best rider I've ever known - implausibly strong but also a student of the sport, who loved sharing his knowledge and love of cycling. More importantly, he was loved by his family and friends. He was a family man who stayed home to take care of his children, and arranged his coaching schedule around his kids.

David is survived by his son Magnus, daughter Isabelle, wife Aytul, sister Tenley, brother Eric, and parents, David and Nancy. My condolences to his family, friends and teammates.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Friday, July 13 at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. Visitation will be held between 2:00pm and 3:00pm at the Chapel (just inside the Jerome Avenue entrance), followed by burial services at 3:00pm.


A memorial ride honoring Dave will start at 8:30am on Sunday, July 15, meeting in Central Park, at the top of Cats Paw Hill. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Dave Jordan’s Kids Memorial Fund. A paypal account has been set up in their honor. (their email address: isabelandmagnusjordan@gmail.com).  (The email address on the poster below is incorrect.)