I have been riding a bicycle throughout New Mexico and the US for over 30 years. Drawn into advocacy for safer cycling after my long time cycling friend Paula Higgins was killed by a driver in 2006, my efforts have grown and expanded since that time.
Join me in working towards safer streets and highways for all New Mexico road users.
Ghost Bike for Christopher Greathouse, age 12, will be placed on November 10th at 4:00PM.
Original post said Sunday. Acutally, the Ghost Bike will be placed on Saturday, November 10. 4:00PM
He was killed on June 15th, 2018 while bicycling with his brother, Stanley. The crash happened at Moon Street and Los Arboles Avenue, just south of Candelaria in the North East Heights.
Duke City Wheelmen will help the family place a ghost bike made by Christopher’s brothers Stanley and Anthony. A metal plaque will be placed that has Christopher’s picture.
The family has stated that all are welcome at the ceremony where they will place the Ghost Bike at the scene of the crash and honor Christopher’s life. Ghost Bikes are bicycles painted white, placed where a cyclist has died. All too often, the cause of the death is a crash with a motor vehicle. The serve to remind us of the importance of driving attentively, the value of human life and the joy that riding a bicycle can bring to young and old alike
Duke City Wheelmen is working with several neighbors and the family to decide about placing a ghost bike in the Moon and Candelaria NE area to remember the 11 year old who was hit and killed near there last week.
If you would like to help, you can use the contact form here on our webpage. I will post updates about this situation as they become available.
Duke City Wheelmen, BikeABQ & Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico are joining with NM Bike-N-Sport to provide transportation support and LUNCH for cyclists. Motorcyclists will meet for lunch at Santa Fe Harley Davidson.
8:15 am – Downtown Railrunner Station: Ride Railrunner to Santa Fe <email: RSVP@BikeABQ.org> to have the fare paid!!
9:30 am – Thunderbird Harley-Davidson (5000 Alameda NE): Motorcyclists will meet to ride to the rally, stopping for lunch at Santa Fe Harley-Davidson (4360 Rodeo Road). Motorcyclists will leave Santa Fe Harley at 12:15 to ride to the Capitol.
11:00 am – NM Bike N Sport (504 W Cordova Rd): Bicyclists meet for LUNCH and then walk or cycle to the New Mexico State Capitol Building (bring a bike lock – No bicycles in the Capitol)
1:00 pm – New Mexico State Capitol Building (490 Old Santa Fe Trail): The rally will pay tribute to 2017 victims of crashes who were motorcycling or bicycling in New Mexico. Ongoing advocacy efforts to improve road safety will be highlighted.