Ken Hindman, Number One

Ken Hindman, a great supporter of the Rustbucket Races, passed away over the Thanksgiving holiday following a long illness. Ken was a friend to Sean, uncle to Gordon and Colston, and brother-in-law and riding buddy to Mark.


Ken, pictured here at the first Rustbucket Races on December 17, 2016.

In 2016, Ken was the first person ever to register for the Rustbucket. Unfortunately, his health prevented him from riding that day, but he came to the race to support us and everyone who was riding. It meant a lot. The number 1 is now retired in his honor at the Rustbucket Races.

It’s hard to tell you about Ken in just a few words, but here goes:

Ken looked for the best in people and usually seemed to find it. He was a lawyer by trade and loved the intellectual challenge of practicing law. Ken loved music (from hymns to reggae), and especially loved to sing. (He would probably like us to make it clear that he didn’t just love to sing, he was legitimately an excellent singer.) He loved basketball, a good beer, and a good meal. Most of all, Ken loved his family: his wife, Anne, his children, Matt and Laura, and his three grandchildren.

Of course, Ken also loved to ride bikes. He and Mark went on lots of great rides together over the years, from the time they went to Arizona with PAC Tour to the time they dropped Colston in Ocean View in the freezing rain. Many of their best rides traveled the roads of Shenandoah County and occasionally included stops for ice cream.

We miss him.

To celebrate Ken, and in keeping with his unfailing generosity, we are excited to give away an entry into the inaugural Rocktown Rambler. This is a gravel event that begins and ends at Bryce Resort in Shenandoah County. Race day is Sunday, May 3, and riders may choose to race 25 or 50 miles. We thank the Rambler race director, Kelly Paduch, for helping to make this possible.

We will select the winner by random drawing on Saturday, February 1. If you would like to enter the drawing, please send us an email at rustbucketraces[at] or send us a direct message on Facebook or Instagram. Good luck!