‘TBI & My Longest Ride’ Film Tells Story Of Recovery Following Horrific Crash

(BikePortland.org) – On a sunny summer evening just over 10 years ago Portlander Karl Moritz was riding home from work, pedaling toward Ladd Circle Park in southeast, when the unthinkable happened: For an unknown reason he lost control of his bike, veered into the adjacent lane and collided head-on with someone driving a car.

The impact was severe. Karl, who was 47 years old and had three young children at the time, spent five weeks in a coma with multiple skull, spinal and leg fractures. He nearly died.

On Friday, Karl will host a screening of TBI & My Longest Ride, a documentary about his journey back to life — and back to cycling. CONTINUE