The 49-year-old cyclist who was killed Friday in a collision with an SUV at Mapleton Avenue and 14th Street has been identified as Matthew G. Powell of Boulder.
The cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries, according to Boulder County Coroner Tom Faure.
Powell, who wasn't wearing a helmet, was headed south down a steep hill on 14th Street when a woman driving an SUV northbound tried to turn west onto Mapleton and hit him, according to Boulder police.
The above article has some lovely comments from friends and family:
"Matthew G. Powell was my cousin (1 year older than me) who went to college in Boulder and chose not to return home to Sioux City, Iowa. Matt was a very intelligent, energetic, and athletic man. He is survived by his sister Julia, me, my brother Mark, my sister Laura, and his Aunt Ivy. Matt will be greatly missed by his family and friends."
"I am Matthew's backyard neighbor. Only a fence separated our yards. I had the pleasure of meeting Matthew after a crazy incident with one of our backyard chickens. He was super attentive to our feathered friend, and appeared to fully enjoy his life. Not long ago, he had a splendid party in the back with wonderful friends and live music. It was fun to glean from his celebration. We must all admire his daily commute to the bus stop and then into Denver--He was always on that bicycle. He set a wonderful example of conserving energy. I am so saddened to hear that he is gone."
"I remember Matthew talking about the incident w/ his nice neighbors chickens and he was so heartbroken, as he loved all living things, esp animals. One of Matthew's greatest joys was feeding his birds and when the squirrels began stealing their food: he fed them too. In Matthew's backyard, the birds and squirrels fed harmoniously together...often while Reggae music played and his Friends BBQ'd and relaxed, his home and arms always open to all. His loving, easy way, his intelligence and warmth will be missed. Matthew was like a Brother to me when I lost mine, Sept. 29th 2001 and I am grateful to have known him."