Rebecca Twigg Is Homeless

by editors on April 17, 2019

We’re not ones to make a big deal when someone is “homeless.” Some people enjoy the freedom of living on the road, and let’s face it, not everyone is cut out for the day-to-day doldrums of 21st century corporate life, but when we read in the Seattle Times that 80s/90s cycling phenom Rebecca Twigg, 56, is “homeless” it gave us a shake.

Rebecca Twigg has now been without a home for almost five years in Seattle, living first with friends and family, then in her car, then in homeless shelters and then, for a night, under garbage bags on the street downtown. She hasn’t had a bike for years, and no one recognizes her anymore, she says.

We don’t know Rebecca, and people fight many different kinds of demons, but we spoke to one of her former Olympic teammates this morning and that teammate suggested something that we’re sure has been mentioned many times since this story hit: the cycling family needs to get Rebecca back on a bike, and back with a solid crew to roll with. And if speaking to a Seattle Times reporter is Rebecca getting the word out about homelessness and how big a problem it is in 2019, then we got the message.

[Link: Seattle Times]

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