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reports on Memorial Ride

Sunday, January 4th, was the 4th annual memorial ride, paying respect to cyclists and pedestrians who were killed in 2008, by motor vehicles.

The multi-borough ride was organized by the Street Memorial Project.

There is a video on streetsblog

and a report from Jefferson Siegel from the Villager and Downtown Express:
(photos by Jefferson Siegel)
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Top, as Downtown cycling activist Charles Komanoff, left, and other cyclists did a bike lift at Delancey St. and Bowery for Rasha Shamoon, her sister Suhair cried while holding her photo, right. Above, Leah Todd, of the Street Memorial Project, placed flowers in Shamoon’s ghost bike.

Cyclists read roll of fallen on a rolling memorial

By Jefferson Siegel

Cyclists gathered to remember their own at the Fourth Annual Bike Memorial Ride & Walk on Sunday.

Three separate rides left Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx before coalescing on the Lower East Side. They were joined by members of the families of the 14 bike riders killed in traffic over the past year. Respects were also paid to the more than 100 pedestrians killed by motor vehicles last year.

Rest of the article here.

view some nice photos of this year’s ride by: nycstreetmemorials

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