Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Ride of Silence Tonight Will Remember Cyclists Killed in Recent Vehicle Crashes

Posted By on Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 11:15 AM

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Treasure Valley cyclists will participate in a "Ride of Silence" at twilight ride this evening, from Boise's Sunset Park to the scene of a Sept. 26 hit-and-run accident, to remember 53-year-old Victor Haskell who was killed in the bicycle/vehicle collision.

Cyclists will also honor 56-year-old James Kelly of Boise who was struck by an SUV Oct. 7 at Federal Way near Broadway Avenue. Kelly died of his injuries a short time later.

Representatives of the Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance, the Boise Bicycle Project and other cycling organizations will participate in this evening's event which will end at the location of a so-called "ghost bike," a white bicycle adorned with flowers, in honor of Haskell.

"Just because Victor Haskell was not well-known is no reason not to honor him as we have the others who have died as a result of traffic accidents," said Lisa Brady, TVCA president.

Headlights and taillights are required of all of this evening's riders. A helmet and brightly colored or reflective clothing are also recommended.

More information on the tonight's ride is available at the TVCA website here.

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