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|Joe "Butcher Kowalski (far left) with friends and Mike "MCM" McCafferty (far right) in the early '00s.|
Michael G. McCafferty, affectionately known as "MCM" throughout the BMX community and well known for his endeavors with clothing brand East Coast Destruction, footwear brand Elite and bike shop Source BMX, died on May 10 in Bethlehem, Pa. He was 37.
According to the Lehigh Valley Live website, McCafferty's body was discovered near the Minsi Trail Bridge on Thursday, but police would not comment on the cause of death or whether a weapon was present.
"Rest in peace, Mike 'MCM' McCafferty," said the Terrible One website on Friday, with a link to an ECD video. "One of the first guys I remember doing pegless rail stuff, RIP" said Jeff Brown via the Terrible One Facebook page.
|The iconic East Coast Destruction logo.|
East Coast Destruction (ECD), a clothing/video brand emerging from the Bethlehem area in the mid 1990s, was partly founded by MCM and went on to release several seminal classic videos, as well as clothing that featured ECD's iconic logo, which transcended generations within the BMX spectrum. In the early 2000s, along with ECD's Mike Gentilcore, MCM founded one of the first BMX footwear brands dubbed Elite, with a team that featured John "Luc-E" Englebert, Joe "Butcher" Kowalski and Chris Stauffer.
Following Elite Footwear, MCM went on to found The Source BIke Shop in Bethlehem, Pa.
Funeral arrangements are being held at the Cantelmi Funeral Home in Fountain Hill, Pa. on May 18. The family will receive relatives and friends from noon through 1 p.m.