Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 12th, 2007 at 1:22 am
I just returned from the scene of today’s incident.
I spent the last several hours just being at the intersection where this tragedy occurred. I rode in the bike lane where the 19 year-old Salem woman last rode, I talked with passersby. But mostly, I just sat and thought.
Then, just before midnight, I watched two local cyclists chain a Ghost Bike to the pole.
Now, just a few feet from the fateful collision, there is a stark reminder that “A cyclist was killed here”.
Tonight’s memorial ride is an opportunity to come together with other cyclists and express your condolences to the victim’s friends. It will be a respectful and solemn procession. I hope you’ll join us.
Meet at 6:00 pm at west end of the Burnside Bridge.