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TOMORROW NIGHT (5/3): Pedalling for Safer Streets - Community ride to the Capitol.
Largely organized by the PLEASE Be Kind To Cyclists folks as well as other organizations and people around town, tomorrow night there's going to be a group ride meeting at City Hall (Caesar Chavez and Lavaca) and continuing on at a slow pace to the Capitol. Not sure what else is planned, but here's the facebook event info if you'd like to know more:
The Austin cycling community is shocked and saddened by the recent death of cyclist Verter Ginestra, killed on 360 and Westlake on Saturday, April 28th and the serious injuries of cyclist Evan Baird caused by a hit and run collision on Monday, April 23rd.
We as a community will come together on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012, at 7 pm at City Hall. Then we will ride our bikes slowly to the Capitol building down Congress Avenue.
Thursday’s gathering will be a chance to send a message to lawmakers to create better infrastructure for cyclists, to implement comprehensive safety awareness and education among drivers, and to create and enforce laws protecting cyclists.
Saturday’s fatal crash and Monday’s hit and run mark two serious cycling tragedies in Austin in less than a week. There have been three cycling deaths so far this year and many more injured. We hope that this gathering can be a catalyst for change to educate drivers and protect everyone who rides a bicycle.
Please join us to spread this very important message. We are expecting 1000+ people to attend this event.
**Update: Thursday Night Social Ride will be joining us!**
I expect to see all of ya'll on the ride. The TNSR will be meeting up with the ride at the Capitol so if you plan on getting sloshed on that ride instead, fuck you, just go on the goddamn memorial ride and meet up with your friends at the fucking Capitol. This is bigger than you.
RIP Verter and hope you heal up quick Evan.