NYC : Miami Solidarity Ride

The NYC based Time's Up organization is hosting a tribute ride for Miami and our recent response to the tragic death of Christophe Le Canne

Miami Solidarity Ride

Sunday, February 7th, 2010
2:00 PM

Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11217

"On 1/17/2010, Christophe Le Canne, 44, was killed in a bike lane from behind, reportedly by a hit and run drunk driver and delayed emergency response in Key Biscayne, Florida. On 1/24/2010 1000's of Miami cyclists came out on a memorial ride in Christophe's name. Now is your opportunity to pay tribute to Miami for their brave action during their time of grief.
A saying of Christophe's is 'The Journey is the thing!'. So we will visit ghosts bikes, roadways where there are, used to be, or could be bike lanes, and maybe water or bridges on our travels.

The day after our ride the suspect will have his first hearing."


This is very thoughtful of them. Thank you very much NY from Miami, ride safe.

The hearing for Carlos Bertonatti is set for Monday, February 8th at 8:30AM
Justice Building
1351 NW 12th Street
Room No 3-2
Miami, FL 33136
Judge: David C. Miller



  1. This is incredible. I credit you, Rydel. Thanks for all you do.
    Now, if only we could all go!

  2. Let's do something Rydel... and yes, you deserve to be recognized for this. I kept watching the news and seeing someone I had never heard of before, taking all credit. We know you're beyond that and that's not why you do what you do, but still, man...

    Thank you.


  3. Word up! Rydel deserves much more than recognition & credit! Wish I could have joined this ride in NYC this weekend.

  4. Thanks for the kind words Kathryn, Eddy & Alex

    I'll be in NY in April/May and will try to meet up with some of these cyclists.

    As far as a ride in conjunction with the NYC 2/7 event. There's nothing planned, I feel that we all did our part to pay tribute on January 24th.

    I believe we should now focus on getting city/state to step up education for motorist/cyclist and asking the state to prosecute anyone involved in a hit & run to the fullest extent, etc. There's a lot of things that need change.

    As stated in the post, Monday Feb 8th is the the court date. 8:30 am

    It would be nice if the early bird cyclists showed up there in support of Mr. Le Canne

  5. Eddy says:

    Hey everyone,

    New York is calling for a ride this Sunday, February 7th at 2pm, to show their solidarity with *us* and the Christophe LeCanne case. I think the best way to thank our New York brothers and sisters is to get on our bikes and go for a ride as well. It doesn't look like there are any other cycling events in Miami that day, so there should be no conflict.

    If you think this is a good idea, head over to Miami Bike Scene and share your thoughts there. Let's get something moving and show New York our appreciation.



    I say:


    2:00PM Govt. Ctr. 111 N.W. 1st. St.--- the usual CM Friday meeting place.

    We don't have to ride far or in any particular direction...

    Just be there!

    Can someone bring a video camera?

    We can do a video where some of us can identify ourselves and express we appreciation for and solidarity with our NYC brethren.

    ---The Bikemessenger

  6. If you guys decide to do it make sure it's at 2pm on Sunday.

    It would be nice if you rode to Bear Cut Bridge. Maybe check up on the ghost bike. Not just ride aimlessly around town.

    The organizers would like to speak on the phone with someone from Miami at 2:10pm

    I will give you the ph# when you guys figure out if this is indeed happening.

  7. This is the route I thought of:

    This includes the Bear Cut Bridge and the entrance to the marina where Omar Otaola got killed in February 2006.

    We'd turn around at that point and hit Virginia Beach for a little break, then head back to Government Center.

    The route makes use of all the bike lanes I know of, from downtown to KB. I'll set it up on Facebook and see what happens.


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