Two Important Memorial Rides This Weekend

ghostbike4Building safer streets for people on bikes is important, and this weekend we are reminded why once more. There are two memorial rides happening this weekend that you should attend if you can.

Saturday: Ride for Miles – an annual non-competitive ride to raise funds for bicycle and environmental education. It is named so for Dr. Miles Coburn who was killed in August 2008 in a bicycle crash.

Sunday: A ride in memory of those tragically killed on our streets while riding their bikes. The name is in honor of Sylvia Bingham, who was struck and killed by a truck while biking to work in 2009.

  • Where: Assemble in the open lot kitty corner across the intersection of W 11th & Fairfield from Loop Coffee Shop
  • When: Sunday, September 20th @ 11am
  • Route: Ride to Progressive Field where riders will distribute some bike safety materials before heading to the location of Sylvia’s white bike on Prospect and East 21st. The ride will conclude at Perk Park (E.12th and Chester) with a picnic lunch courtesy of Alex Nosse and Joy Machines Bike Shop. If you would like to contribute a dish to the picnic you can but it is not necessary. 
  • RSVP on the Facebook Event

These rides are a tragic reminder that we still have work to do making our streets safer for all road users; especially the more vulnerable users on bikes and on foot. 

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