Former motorcycle champ Jason Aguilar killed in Laguna Beach mountain biking crash; 5th OC bike death of 2022

Somehow, we missed this one earlier this month.

According to CycleNews, former motorcycle champ Jason Aguilar died following  a fall while mountain biking with friends in Laguna Beach on Saturday, February 5th.

He was just 25 years old.

Aguilar, the 2017 MotoAmerica Superstock 600 Champion, was rushed into surgery to relieve bleeding on the brain, but suffered catastrophic brain damage due to a lack of oxygen.

He was kept on life support until February 8th so his organs could be harvested for transplantation to others.

Close to a hundred mountain bikers later turned out for a ride in Aguilar’s honor.

This is at least the 19th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 5th that I’m aware of in Orange County.

My deepest sympathy and prayers for Jason Aguilar and his loved ones. 

Thanks to Bill Sellin for the heads-up. 

One comment

  1. Bryan sawyer says:

    I just found out about Jason & even tho he was only my FB friend I kept up on his races & would text him about being the stud he was & he would answer me at times saying thanks..I’m saddened because I feel I knew him because of the times I would say kind words and he responded in kindness and he was a stylish fast dude & I’m so sad hes gone.My heart goes out to his family a mbv d girlfriend…RIP STUD U WERE MY #1 I ENJOYED HEARING FROM…BRYAN SAWYER……

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