• Tue February 03 2015
  • Posted Feb 3, 2015
A RAGBRAI Legend passed away Feb 1st 2015 at 9:00 am.

Bill Meier, 52, was known as 'Billthy' to the world-wide bike messenger community and RAGBRAI back-of-the-packers.

"Wild" Bill was delivering pizzas for Williamsburg's Best Pizza on his bike regularly until he became sick and was hospitalized last month and has been fighting for his life ever since.

Bill passed away at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn NY. Funeral details are unknown at this point.

There are still some fundraising efforts going on to help cover medical expenses
Online Auction (end 2/14), Let's Help Bill Meier Facebook Group, Donate via Paypal

BIKEIOWA NOTE: We remember Billthy riding up on a party a few year back. His messenger bag was slung over his shoulder. Just the way he gracefully dismounted the trusty rusty fixed gear, letting it fall where it may transforming the "ride" into a "walk" was an art form. Classic Billthy!

Here is a video showcasing Bill in his daily habitat.

and another video...






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#2 - Bacchettaman posted Feb 11, 2015

May The Four Winds Blow You Safely Home, May They Be Tailwinds As Well! Amazing story about your Pizza Delivery methods! Although there were times we safety stopped together, I wish I knew you better. Guys like you made "The Brai" fun, way to many "Squares" out there these days!!! RIP my long haired, bearded, bike riding, brother!!!

#1 - RSB posted Feb 3, 2015

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