Gerrard Nieva’s presence on the Las Vegas cycling scene was like a guiding star – bright, inspiring and always pointing the way. His untimely death in December 2020, along with four cyclists, has plunged the community into mourning, but his legacy lives on, lighting the way to unity and safety.

An Enduring Passion for Cycling

Gerrard’s journey in the world of cycling was marked by an unwavering passion for the sport and a deep commitment to the cycling community. Known for his friendly demeanor and encouraging spirit, Gerrard became a mentor, motivator and friend to many cyclists. His enthusiasm for cycling was contagious, attracting others to the sport and creating a supportive environment for experienced cyclists and newcomers alike.

A Legacy of Inspiration and Safety

After Gerrard’s death, the Las Vegas Cyclists Memorial Foundation (LVCM) was established to embody the spirit of camaraderie and safety that Gerrard championed. The foundation’s initiatives, from safety education programs to advocacy for improved bicycle infrastructure, reflect Gerrard’s commitment to making cycling accessible and safe for all.

Gerrard’s impact goes beyond the tangible efforts of LVCM. His memory serves as a constant reminder of the importance of community, the joy of bicycling, and the need for mutual support and respect on the road. Through the continued work of LVCM and the collective efforts of the cycling community, Gerrard’s vision of a safer and more inclusive bicycling environment is slowly becoming a reality.

A Bright Legacy

Gerrard Nieva’s life was a testament to the impact one person can have on a community. His passion for cycling combined with his dedication to mentorship and safety created a legacy that continues to inspire and guide. When we remember Gerrard, we are reminded of the power of kindness, the importance of community and the enduring spirit of the cycling fraternity.

Through LVCM’s ongoing initiatives and collective commitment to upholding the values that Gerrard embodied, his legacy continues to shine brightly, pointing the way for aspiring athletes and seasoned cyclists.