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6th annual Memorial Ride and Walk

With all that’s been going on in the biking world from angry politicians blaming bicycle infrastructure to flat out violent road rage, this couldn’t come at a better time to stop and reflect.

Sunday, March 13, 2011
the 6th Annual Memorial Ride & Walk
From the NYC Street Memorial Project:
The Annual Memorial Ride and Walk brings New Yorkers together to remember pedestrians and cyclists killed in our city over the past year. This will mark the sixth year that this event has occurred. Riders will visit the site of each ghost bike, a white-painted memorial for cyclists, installed since 2010. Four rides will begin in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, and participants will converge at Brooklyn Borough Hall at 5 PM. Please help us show solidarity with the family and friends of those lost by joining us for this important event. Bring flowers and other items to honor those lost.

Meeting spots for all 5 boroughs:
Queens: 12:00 PM, NW corner of Juniper Park, Juniper Blvd. N. & Lutheran Ave
Bronx: 1:15 PM, E. Fordham Rd & Webster Ave (4 to Fordham Rd, B, D to Grand Concourse or MetroNorth to Fordham Road)
Staten Island: 1:30 PM, Everything Goes Book Cafe, 208 Bay St between Victory and Hannah
Brooklyn: 1:40 PM, Linton Park (1 block north of 2/3/4/5 to Van Siclen)
Manhattan: 3:00 PM, Pelham Fritz Rec Center, Marcus Garvey Park, Mount Morris Park West (just west of 5th) at 122nd St

Convergence: 5:00 PM, Brooklyn Borough Hall

Please note that Daylight Savings Time begins on March 13. Rain/snow date is March 20.

Day-of updates: www.twitter.com/nyc_streetmem
Detailed ride schedule: www.ghostbikes.org/node/754
Facebook event page.
Contact: www.ghostbikes.org/contact
More information: www.ghostbikes.org/new-york-city

Last Sunday, a group of volunteers was on hand to prep Ghost bikes. Captured by photographer Ed Glazar:

Read more at www.bikenycthebook.com

1 comment to 6th annual Memorial Ride and Walk

  • Updates! Queens ride cancelled, moved to 1:00 PM Irving Square, Wilson Ave & Halsey (L to Halsey or Wilson, J to Halsey). Additional start point for Brooklyn Pedestrian Memorial Walk, 1:00 PM Steps of St. Anthony’s Church, Manhattan Ave & Milton St (G to Greenpoint Ave). All info available at http://www.ghostbikes.org/node/754.