National Mountain Biking Champion from Menifee dies in Temecula motorcycle crash – Girlfriend critically injured

TEMECULA, Calif., — Although details are still emerging, authorities have confirmed that 39-year-old Ryan Fedorow, a well-known, two-time National Mountain Biking Champion from Menifee, has died after a motorcycle crash in Temecula. Fedorow passed away two days after the Sunday evening crash, which happened on Butterfield Stage Road, just north of Pauba Road, according to officials.

Fedorow’s girlfriend, Lauren Evans, was critically injured in the accident – sustaining multiple broken bones, along with internal and other serious traumatic injuries – and friends and family have said she has already undergone multiple life-saving surgeries and is lucky to be alive.


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Deputies from the Southwest Sheriff’s Station and other emergency personnel were alerted to the crash around 7:50 p.m.

Both Fedorow and Evans were found critically injured and the couple was rushed to Inland Valley Medical Center. Despite extensive life-saving efforts, Fedorow succumbed to his injuries and passed away two days later. A Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s release indicated he was pronounced deceased at 1:27 p.m., on Tuesday afternoon.

No other details about the deadly crash were immediately available. 

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In an online obituary, Racer X reported, “It’s with great sadness that Racer X reports that Ryan Fedorow, a long-time trainer and friend to many in the industry, has passed away following a street motorcycle accident.”

The website went on to explain that Fedorow was a multi-time National Mountain Biking Champion and winner of the Sea Otter Classic, a bicycling and outdoor sports festival held each spring at Laguna Seca in Monterey.

In 2011, he finished second in the Ladera Ranch Grand Prix, and also recently qualified for the AMA Amateur Motocross National at Loretta Lynn’s. Additionally, he has contributed with training instruction for the Moto Scouting Combine events in Indiana and California.

“She’s awake!!”, organizers of a GoFundMe for Lauren Evans wrote on the 11th. “Lauren is already shocking the doctors. She is doing amazing despite her critical condition. She still has a long road to recovery. This fight is not over so we need all our prayer warriors.” Evans Family/GoFundMe photo

In the wake of the deadly crash, several of Evans’ friends created a GoFundMe account to raise money for her expected medical costs and other expenses. As of this afternoon, the fundraiser had brought in more than $27,000 toward the fundraiser’s stated $50,000 goal.

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Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.


  • That’s a horrible post about head injuries in 98 I was racing semi pro National racing circuit all funded by many sponsors after winning 2 years of expert California championship and 4 race summer series in Big Bear!My head injury was caused by numerous concussion received framing homes and started epilepsy causing monthly seizures up to 6 in 1 day so knowing the possibility of further complications down the road sadness is a result for your story with mtb racers involved also in ways I wasn’t able to ride a bike for 15 years ounce this got worse about the time I started standing on podium’s at National races!since no medication helped with conditions I gave myself up for government research brain surgery and now I’m lucky to have control over my seizures with a medication FDA approved and able to train and race my bike at 50yrs old and well enough to win the Grizzly endurance race in 2020 in the cat1 category! I’m going to continue with training and trying to race the most I can with finding transportation to our races in California since never going to get back a driver’s license do to being part of a research program so very thankful for my love for cycling and the people who help me with financial assistance for receiving the finest bikes to train and race on and very very touching the owner of Bear Valley Bikes Derrick Hermon and also the owner of Speed Evolution as afford me a sponsorship package with such a wonderful team he’s put together for years now 😂So let’s all keep our fingers crossed that these individuals will be able to continue with there lives as well as possible and I’m sure part of wellness will be on a bicycle safely again!👍🤞🤜🤛

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