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2015 Ghost Bike Ride - save the date! 4/19
« on: April 01, 2015, 08:44:14 AM »
Hi all

Just wanted to give a heads up for this annual ride which covers the five boroughs to pay respects to cyclists who've died in the previous year.  2015 marks the tenth anniversary of Street Memorials' rides in NYC, so if you've never done one of these, this is a good one to get in on.

The ride will be Sunday, April 19.  There are several rides running simultaneously in each borough, and they have different starting times between 9 AM and 12 noon. All rides converge around 4:30 PM on the final bike; this year that will be near city hall.  There is usually an after-spot, and there are tons of train options there if you'd rather take it easy going home.

There will be two rides in Queens this year, a longer one which runs from NW Queens south nearly to the Nassau County border & back.  I'll be leading the shorter Queens ride which will focus around Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and then work its way through Roosevelt Island heading back to Manhattan.

This is a slow, respectful and law-abiding ride. Not a race, not a provocative critical mass type thing. It's essentially to raise awareness for traffic hazards, advocate for safer conditions and primarily, to honor the casualties of 2014. You can expect to see media coverage, as well as involvement of families and friends of the fallen riders. Without question, it's a very important and emotional event.

Here is the main web page with the basics on the event: http://ghostbikes.org/events

More details will be added as we finalize the schedule of each ride. 

You can also check back on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NYCGhostBikes/events

and Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYCStreetMem?lang=en
« Last Edit: April 07, 2015, 09:11:39 AM by toddg »

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Re: 2015 Ghost Bike Ride - save the date! 4/19
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2015, 04:16:15 PM »
Update: the rain date will be the following Sunday, April 26th
 
And here is a Facebook event page, where you can RSVP.: https://www.facebook.com/events/562818727154339/
 
We generally tweet as we arrive/leave each bike, so you can jump on the rides at any point.  The detailed time schedule for all rides will go up on the web site soon, so stay tuned here or on FB.

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Re: 2015 Ghost Bike Ride - save the date! 4/19
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2015, 12:01:32 PM »
The final schedule for the 10th Annual Ghost Bike Memorial Ride is now posted on ghostbikes.org: http://ghostbikes.org/node/1090

Please keep in mind, you are welcome to jump on the ride at any point; using the timed schedule you can just meet up while the groups are at any given bike.
 
These times are approximate, but usually are pretty close. You can also check real time arrivals via Twitter: https://twitter.com/nycstreetmem #memride2015

Please note there are train stops given on the schedule, where available, in case you preferred to get to the ride via subway.

If you can kindly RSVP via Facebook, that will help ride leaders know how large a group to expect: https://www.facebook.com/events/562818727154339/

Thanks and hope to see you there.

Jackson Heights Life

Re: 2015 Ghost Bike Ride - save the date! 4/19
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2015, 12:01:32 PM »