Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Memorial Bicycle Ride Today in Durham - 5:30pm

Cycling Community-

We lost another cyclist today. If you have not heard the news, a local Durham cyclist was killed this morning when an SUV hit them on Pleasant Green Road in Orange County....just west of Durham.

Bull City Cycling is organizing a short road ride today in honor of our fallen friend.

Please join us at 5:30pm today as we roll out from Durham
(Note: This ride is replacing our normal Tuesday Evening training ride.)

Our route is as follows:
-Meet at 639 Broad Street in Durham (The Bicycle Chain and Whole Foods Shopping Center)

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-Head out of town on Erwin Road to Morreene Road to American Village
-American Village to Neal Road
-Neal Road to Bennett Memorial Road
-Bennett Memorial Road to Hwy 70
-Hwy 70 to Old NC 10
-Old NC10 to Mt Herman Church Road
-Mt. Herman Church Road to Pleasant Green Road

On Pleasant Green we will ride to Ebenezer Church Road and pause.

After we will return to Durham.

I know this is short notice. Please spread the word to all.

Our hope is to honor our friend and raise awareness for bicycles.

Thank you and please pass the word on......

Bull City Cycling Team


Derek said...

Definitely a sad day for cyclists and for Durham. I love that road but will feel a bit nervous on it for a while now. I would have joined you guys but I didn't know about the ride until last night. (Actually saw you roll past my house in American Village just as I was arriving home.) Be safe and keep riding!

DukePirate said...


Thanks. This was a pretty hastily thrown-together ride, and with threatening skies it wasn't the best weather, either. Keep your eyes open, as I'm sure there will be something else happening in the days to come.

Be careful out there!