Company Offers Reward for Missing Rider

Volunteer disappeared during tour stop

Mark Bosworth

Mark Bosworth     Photo: Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Footwear manufacturer Deckers is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads rescuers to a cyclist who disappeared during a group bike ride outside Portland, Oregon last week. Mark Bosworth, 54, was volunteering with Cycle Oregon, a week-long fundraising ride in eastern Oregon, when he went missing from the tour's camp in the town of Riddle late Friday night. Bosworth had been behaving strangely, according to his wife Julie, and could be suffering from a re-occurrence of cancer in his brain. “Our fear is that it is a return of the cancer which is affecting his mind,” she said. Bosworth has survived two previous encounters with cancer and had complained of headaches in the week leading up to the event. The couple now lives in California, where Julie Bosworth is a Deckers employee, but had previously lived in New York. "Because we didn't find him, I think the most likely scenario is that he is traveling," she said. Deckers manufactures several well-known brands of shoes, including Teva and Ugg.

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