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Saturday, September 15, 2012
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Ride for Sylvia



The cycling community will come together to commemorate the life and death of Cleveland cyclist Sylvia Bingham. Sylvia's parents will be here to introduce a memorial and hold a ceremony at the corner of East 21st and Prospect Avenue, where Sylvia was struck and killed by a box truck on September 15, 2009 while commuting to work by bicycle.We hope to attract a large group of cyclists to ride in solidarity with Sylvia's family, friends, and all others who have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident. We will meet at the main (lower) pavilion at Edgewater State Park at sunrise (7:00 AM), depart around 7:45 and follow Sylvia's route to work, passing by E 21st & Prospect, where a ceremony will be held to introduce a memorial plaque to the public, and then proceed on to what would have been Sylvia's destination at E 46th & Prospect. Bear in mind, this will be a police-escorted ride so we should have no trouble completing the route safely and as a group. Additionally, this will be a ride of silence, which means no one should speak during the ride out of reverence for the deceased. Participants are also encouraged to wear white if possible. All are welcome, so please invite anybody and everybody you know who might be interested in promoting safer roads for all road users! 

The cycling community will come together to commemorate the life and death of Cleveland cyclist Sylvia Bingham. Sylvia's parents will be here to introduce a memorial and hold a ceremony at the corner of East 21st and Prospect Avenue, where Sylvia was struck and killed by a box truck on September 15, 2009 while commuting to work by bicycle.We hope to attract a large group of cyclists to ride in solidarity with Sylvia's family, friends, and all others who have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident. We will meet at the main (lower) pavilion at Edgewater State Park at sunrise (7:00 AM), depart around 7:45 and follow Sylvia's route to work, passing by E 21st & Prospect, where a ceremony will be held to introduce a memorial plaque to the public, and then proceed on to what would have been Sylvia's destination at E 46th & Prospect. Bear in mind, this will be a police-escorted ride so we should have no trouble completing the route safely and as a group. Additionally, this will be a ride of silence, which means no one should speak during the ride out of reverence for the deceased. Participants are also encouraged to wear white if possible. All are welcome, so please invite anybody and everybody you know who might be interested in promoting safer roads for all road users! 

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