Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 6th, 2013 at 10:57 am
Two group bike rides have been planned to celebrate the lives of Anna Dieter-Eckerdt and Abigail Robinson. The two girls, who were half-sisters, were playing in the leaves in the street outside their home in Forest Grove on October 20th when an 18-year old woman driving a car inadvertently swerved into them. Anna, 6, died at the scene while Abigail, 10, died in a hospital shortly after.
The rides are scheduled for this Saturday, November 9th. There's a family-friendly "4K Cycle of Life" ride and a 40-mile, "Maggie's Buns" bike ride led by the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club. The rides are part of a fundraising effort aimed at creating a new playground at Central School (1728 Main Street in Forest Grove), a place where both of the girls loved to play.
Here's the event flyer, followed by more details on the rides:
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Maggie Pike of Maggie's Buns will be serving up delicious homemade bread, three different kinds of hot soup and her famous cinnamon buns at the Central School for riders starting around 11 a.m.! Donations for the scrumptious chow and fun activities will go towards the playground fund.
Here are two great group rides to consider:
4k Cycle of Life family bike ride, hosted by Adventures Without Limits. Ride departs promptly at 10:00 a.m. starting/finishing at the Central School. Rider release forms are required and can be downloaded online or picked up at Pacific University's Outback Outdoors Program office on 21st Ave.
40 Mile "Maggie's Buns" bike ride, with the Portland Wheelmen. Ride departs promptly at 10:00 a.m. starting/finishing at the Hillsboro REI parking lot, with a stop at the Central School for soup, buns and rolls.