I am amazed, humbled, and profoundly grateful for this community–I am utterly astounded by the turnout for Tuesday’s bike ride! I am receiving the most heartfelt, sincere, and supporting emails, comments, and cards. I would be a curled-up mess in a shell if were not for all of you.
I said in the beginning that I want something GOOD to come of all this. This community is actively doing that. Here are just three of the most recent articles regarding Patrick and bicycle safety:
Bicyclists raise $15,700 for Sawyer’s children
GRANGER — J.V. Peacock stood on a corner in the subdivision and counted cyclists Tuesday evening — 355 of them who rode a slow four miles to remember 40-year-old Patrick Sawyer, who died last week after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.
Date: 07/31/08 | Local news
Safety for all
Last month in this space, we wrote about the need for motorists and bicyclists to share the road in a way that ensures safety for all. In light of the death of bicyclist Patrick Sawyer, we repeat that plea.
Date: 07/30/08 | Opinion
We all need a little space — on the road
I count cars. When I am out on my bike by myself, I usually keep a running total in my head of the cars that pass me by. Just a habit. I like to count a lot of things — even the number of pine cones I pick up in our yard during the course of a year.
Date: 07/27/08 | Local news
Thank you, all!!!!!