News Update : Local Cyclist’s Body Found In Albemarle County

Photo via Charlottesville Triathlon Club, David Lonnquest and Nelson Cycling.
Photo via Charlottesville Triathlon Club, David Lonnquest and Nelson Cycling.  Mark Robbins (above) body was recovered Tuesday afternoon in Albermarle County.


South Fork Rivanna Reservoir
Albemarle County, Virginia

This is an update to a story we first posted on our BRL Facebook Page back on November 21st. Sadly the update this Tuesday evening is not good news. Below is the verbatim press release from ACPD.

At approximately 3:00 pm this afternoon, Albemarle County Police Officers and Fire Rescue personnel responded to a report of an unusual object in the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir in the vicinity of Lochridge Lane. The Underwater Recovery Team recovered a body at approximately 5:20 pm and were able to identify the man as Mark Kenneth Robbins. A cause of death determination will be made by the Medical Examiners Office in Richmond.

Mr. Robbins, 58 years old, of Charlottesville, had been missing since November 17.

This remains an active investigation. No further information will be released at this time.


  1. This makes me terribly sad. He was a friend, and changed the lives of many people for the better. May he rest in peace. Pedals and prayers, everyone!


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