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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Memorial Ride for Dennis Dumm

As we celebrate being named Bicycling Magazine's best biking city in the world, we need to keep in mind that our streets are not always safe for cyclists, sometimes with tragic consequences. Tomorrow is one year from the day that Dennis Dumm was struck by a large truck and killed while riding in the Park Avenue bike lane. As you can read here, Dennis' friends have put together a memorial ride for tomorrow. I plan to be there, and I hope many other cyclists, whether we knew Dennis or not, will join the ride. Here are the details:

Gather at Park Ave and the Midtown Greenway at 7:30am for a slow and silent ride to the intersection of Park Ave and 14th Street for moment of reflection at 7:40. Bring flowers to leave at the memorial if you can.


You can find more information about Dennis and the crash a year ago here.

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