Retired MTB racer and ten times USA National Champion Monique Parmalee, 42, was run over and killed by a motorcyclist while on an afternoon ride near her home in Yucaipa, California on Wednesday 25 January, according to the Yucapia Police Department.

Parmalee was a dominant force on the mountain bike circuit in the early 2000s as an endurance cross-country racer, winning ten USA national titles – three in 24-Hour solo racing and seven national Marathon MTB titles. She also placed seventh at the 2009 UCI Marathon MTB World Championships. 

Police reports indicate a Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by John Stocker, 46, of Yucaipa collided with Parmalee while both were traveling in the same eastward direction on Wildwood Canyon Road. The impact was so severe that Parmalee did not survive and was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Stocker survived the crash with major injuries and was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Police continue to investigating the cause and circumstances of the deadly crash, asking anyone with eyewitness information, pictures or video to contact the Yucaipa Police Department. 

Parmalee leaves behind her husband Christopher and two young children, boys aged just six and four. A GoFundMe campaign to aid her family has raised over $40,000 USD in the first 24 hours.

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