Popular Toronto hobby cyclist & filmmaker dies

Joey Schwartz —

After an almost year-long battle with colon cancer, Frank Vander Rasky passed away at Sunnybrook Hospital on Thursday, September 11, 2014, aged 65.

A long-time member of the Toronto Bicycling Network, Frank could be seen on Easy Roller rides and on Tuesday Ravine rides, riding his prized Cannondale X5800 orange hybrid.

He was born in New York City on March 8, 1949. He spent most of his life in Toronto and was the nephew of the legendary Canadian documentary filmmaker, Harry Rasky. Frank was a writer and editor.

He also worked in the film and television industry in Toronto. Read some of his works on his website http://couragetogrow.com

Frank couldn’t come out to any rides this year, as the cancer made it impossible for him to ride pain free. He will be missed.