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Bike messengers remembered

Bike messengers are an integral part of the business world, risking their lives and choosing to do a job on non-polluting forms of transportation.

Recently two messengers were killed in traffic.

Edward Carl Hendrick, killed by a hit-and-run driven in Charlotte.

and here in NYC,

39 year old, Joesph Granati, was killed in [...]

More from 2011 Memorial Ride and Walk

There is really good coverage of this year’s Memorial Ride and Walk on Gothamist.

(photo by: Dmitry Gudkov)

As previously mentioned, the 6th annual Memorial Ride and Walk took place yesterday at locations throughout NYC where cyclists and pedestrians were killed last year. Here are some more photos from the memorial, including a [...]

Another photo from Memorial Ride 2011

From @BklynBiker

Correction to Memorial Ride

There will be no Queens stops on this year’s Memorial Ride. Here is an updated [...]

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 [...]

Ghostbike Work Day

Tomorrow, the Street Memorial Project is having a workday to prep more ghostbikes for their upcoming Memorial Ride.

From their Facebook page:

Sadly, the NYC Street Memorial Project has eight more ghost bikes to make and install before our 6th Annual Memorial Ride on March 13th. All are welcome — we could really use [...]

A recent memorial for Jasmine Herron

The Brooklyn paper recently filed this report on last weekends memorial ride for cyclist Jamsine Herron who was killed on Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn.

Mean Streets: Ghost bike for Denver gal. By Thomas Tracy The Brooklyn Paper

(photo by: Stefano Giovannini)

Brooklyn has a new ghost bike.

Mourners installed the white-painted memorial — [...]

Reflection on Keith Alexander

5 years ago, Sunday, Tattoo artist, musician and avid cyclist Keith Alexander died on the Shore Road in Brooklyn. I found this report back in 2005.

I’m not sure why I chose to post this, but it seemed like a fitting tribute to someone who was reviered in both the cycling community [...]

Terrible tragedy in Baltimore, County

Tragedy struck in the Baltimore MD, area as two cyclists were hit in an accident on Tuesday.

Here is one story from a CBS affilate in the Baltimore local area:

Baltimore Co. Cyclist Hit By Car, Killed Kelly McPherson BALTIMORE (WJZ) ―

Sharing the road became deadly Tuesday afternoon when a Baltimore County [...]

Solidarity with Miami

This Sunday, in NYC, a dedicated group of six cyclists, braved the frigid temperatures and rode their bikes in a memorial ride. The purpose of their get together was to pay tribute to a 44 year old cyclist who was killed last month in Miami by a drunk driver. Last month the Miami [...]