mark your calendars: this year's memorial Ride For Clive is scheduled for June 5th. details (and updates to that website) will follow shortly.
last year, local cyclist Clive Sweeney was struck and killed by a reckless driver while riding on Pleasant Green Road in Orange County. members of Bull City Cycling, as well as Clive's co-workers at McKinney, started this ride as a celebration of Clive's life and as an effort to help make bicycling in the area safer.
the route departs from the American Tobacco Campus and travels south on the American Tobacco Trail. The trail, a former railroad route, is very flat and except for a couple street crossings, is closed to traffic. The route itself is an out-and-back trip, so for people looking for a shorter option, they can turn around at any point. These factors make the ride great for cruiser bikes, kids, and friendly conversation.