KALAMAZOO, Mich. – One week after nine Kalamazoo bicyclists were hit on the side of the road by a pickup truck, leaving five dead and four injured, their fellow cyclists are finishing the ride they never got to.
At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, members of the Kalamazoo cycling community will depart on the same 28.5 mile route those nine riders had planned on completing that day, and the Finish the Ride event will do just that.
At the request of survivors and the victim’s families, the event will be a more intimate collaboration between those directly affected by the tragedy and the tight-knit cycling community in the Kalamazoo area.
World class cyclist Lance Armstrong will also be joining the ride to lend his support.
The ride will depart from Kalamazoo County Health Services parking lot at 3299 Gull Rd in Kalamazoo.
Event organizers ask that riders please carpool if at all possible.