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2006 Cyclist Memorial Ride

5:29 PM EST on December 22, 2006

Last year hundreds of cyclists gathered as a group on the first Sunday of the year to mourn for all those who perished while riding a bike on the streets of NYC in 2005. On this day bikers rode in from the far reaches of every borough, stopping and paying respect at every crash site.

Inspired by the Visual Resistance ghost bike project which uses memorial installations as reminders of tragedies that took place on otherwise anonymous street corners and as a quiet statement in support of a biker's right to safe travel, the Memorial Ride seeks to bring bikers together to honor our fellow cyclists while bringing attention to the fact that all NYC bikers travel the same unsafe streets and face the same risks every day. And not all of us make it home...

Join Time's Up! this year as it rides in honor of all the cyclists who were killed on the streets of NYC in 2006. Ride together in love and respect for friends and loved ones, grandfathers, husbands, and brothers, sons and daughters, wives, sisters, cousins, neighbors, co-workers, teammates, and classmates who were all needlessly struck down. Ride together in outrage and anger, sharing their stories--those that made the papers and those that didn't-- recognizing the fact that none of these deaths had to happen.

Please bring flowers, love, and rage.

Come to one memorial or ride all day. Check back on Jan. 6 and early morning Jan. 7 for weather updates, cancellations, and rescheduling.

Ride Schedule:

Queens/Brooklyn/Manhattan Route
09:45-Meet @ Jamaica Center stop on the E or J lines. Group will ride to Simpson Memorial together.
10:00-Frank C. Simpson, 174th St. & Linden Blvd., Queens
11:30-Jose Mora, North Conduit Ave. & McKinley Ave., East New York
12:00-Shamar Porter, Linden Blvd. & Williams Ave., Brownsville
12:30-Keith Powell, Ave. L & 93rd St., Canarsie
01:00-Donna Goodson, Rockaway Parkway & Ave. D, New Lots
02:00-Bronx Jon, S. 4th St. & Roebling St., Williamsburg
02:45-Derek Lake, W. Houston St. & LaGuardia Place, West Village

Bronx/ Upper Manhattan Route
09:00-Meet @ Pelham Bay subway stop. Last stop on the 6 line. Group will ride to City Island Memorial together.
10:00-Ivan Morales, City Island, Bronx
12:30-Uptown Meet-up: 145th St. & Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem
12:45-Jamel Lewis, 145th St. & Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem
01:30-Memorial for pedestrians killed on the streets, E. 96th St. & Park Ave.
02:00-Memorial for anonymous woman, 66th Street Traverse Road (Central Park)
02:45-Derek Lake, W. Houston St. & LaGuardia Place, West Village

The two group rides will converge at the Derek Lake memorial.

02:45-Derek Lake, W. Houston St. & LaGuardia Place, West Village
03:15-Reginald Chan, Third Ave. & 17th St.
03:45-Darren Lewis, 29th St. & Ninth Ave.
04:15-Dr. Carl Henry Nacht, Hudson River Greenway & 38th St.
04:45-Eric Ng, Hudson River Greenway @ West St. & Clarkson St.

Ride will finish @ 5:15 at the Memorial for Unnamed Cyclists (northwest corner of Lafayette and Houston Streets)

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