The Mike Cimbura Memorial Fund
Mike was an incredible husband and dad who loved his family and friends with an unmatched passion. He lived his life on his terms, always pushed boundaries, was a loyal friend, and lived life in the moment and to the fullest, while he radiated an irrepressible positive energy to all who knew him. He was a rare combination of someone who had both a love of life and a firm understanding of what was important—the simplicity of living life with those that you love.
Mike will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend Nicole, their three adored children Seide, Aiden and Ellie, his parents John and Dottie Cimbura, his sister Angela Tucker, and his brother John Cimbura Jr. Mike will also be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends.
Mike’s love for his three precious children was unbounded, and by far, he considered them to be his most cherished blessings and greatest accomplishment. Mike continued pursuing his other passions in life, but his favorite pastime became spending time with his kids. Mike was their number one cheerleader in all that they did, and Mike’s love and legacy live on in them.
After his 2015 ALS diagnosis, Mike’s cycling buddies, from Hackberry Lane, committed to ride Barry Sopinsky’s Cycle2ConquerALS in his honor.
In June of 2016, Mike would not allow being in a wheelchair stop him from doing what he loved, cycling through the mountains with the wind in his face.
For three years, Mike rode the 235 miles through the Colorado Rocky Mountains with his co-pilot Zach Yendra who modified his Bootlegger, Beer Keg mover trike to accommodate Mike with a race car seat and an extra battery for his ventilator.
Mike and Zack rode 3 years in a row, 2016, 2017 & 2018 raising funds and awareness to fight ALS and even had an eight-page story in Bicycle Magazine about this amazing accomplishment all to support beating the beast ALS. Even son Aiden piloted the Bootlegger with Zach riding along side.
When you talk about living with ALS and not dying, that’s exactly what Mike did right to the end.