December 10th marked the first anniversary of Las Vegas’ worst cycling tragedy.
Just after dawn on Saturday morning, about 350 cyclists braved the freezing temperatures to ride approximately 8 miles on the Las Vegas Strip as a way to remember the five cyclists that were hit and killed by an impaired driver.
The morning started off with a few words by Commissioner Justin Jones. Justin has been an avid supporter of ordinances to make it clearer that cyclists are legally allowed to ride in the lane of traffic. Then GhostbikesLV founder, Pat Triechel, spoke a few words remembering the December 10th victims as well as other cyclists that have been tragically killed by motorists in recent years.
The SNVBC, along with several of our partner advocacy groups, were there to support the ride. Along with providing some much appreciated hot beverages and yummy donuts (courtesy of our sponsor Robco Electric), SNVBC gave away free #LetsGetThereTogether t-shirts.
The #LetsGetThereTogether education campaign is targeted at all users of the roadway and asks people to #lookahead #bevisible and #endcollisions. We hope our education campaigns, in the aftermath of these tragedies, can be a catalyst for positive change in the community.