A participatory celebration of the life of Sylvia Bingham, killed on September 15, 2009 in a traffic incident while riding her bike to work as a VISTA volunteer.
Sylvia's Cleveland friends invite area cylists and non-cyclists alike to remember Sylvia's commitment to making her adopted home a better place. This participatory remembrance will include cycling, serving the community, and thoughtful discussion of what more we can do -- individually and collectively -- to improve bicycle and street safety awareness here.
Saturday, October 17th 2009
10am to 4pm
Edgewater State Park beach (lower pavilion)
Wear A White T-Shirt (or get a Ride for Sylvia T-Shirt at Edgewater)
Rides of 5 to 25 miles will visit local community events where participants can participate in bicycle safety education classes, environmental remediation projects, and other community services; then return to Edgewater for food, fellowship, and an inclusive discussion of future plans.
Rides will be led by experienced cyclists, and maps will be provided, but will be over open roads in normal city traffic. All riders are expected to obey all traffic laws; a mechanical bike safety check and traffic law briefing will be held at the start. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and helmets are required for the ride: a limited amount will be available for $20 each at the start.
Non-cyclists are welcome to join the community-service activities at any of the ride destinations, and gather back at Edgewater at 3pm.
A free-will donation to the Sylvia Bingham fund is appreciated, and pot-luck dishes are welcome.