New York, June 19, 2018
The Kissena Cycling Club is deeply saddened to share that our friend and teammate Philip Ginsberg passed away Sunday June 17th. Phil was returning home from a group ride north of the city with several teammates when he suddenly lost control and fell while riding his bicycle across the Manhattan Bridge towards Brooklyn.
His teammates on the scene called 911 and attempted to perform CPR. The EMTs arrived and rushed him to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Doctors indicated that he appears to have died from a cardiac event and not from injuries sustained when he lost control of his bicycle.
Members of the club are heart broken. Phil joined the club in March of 2017 and was already a board member in 2018. He was a sweetheart, loved bike racing, was always positive and optimistic and was everybody’s “mate.” He will be truly missed.
Phil was 36 years old and lived with his fiancée, Ebony. His family lives in the UK. At this moment it is unknown whether or not there will be a public memorial or what form that will take. The club has reached out to Ebony and Phil’s family to let them know how much he meant to us and that we are willing to help in any way. Our hearts go out to them. Once appropriate, soon, we will find a way to properly honor Phil’s memory.
With love and regards,
The Kissena Cycling Club