Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Christopher McConnell & Dean Amelkin Memorial Ride



Sunday, August 12th
7am

Embassy Lakes Shopping Center
2581 N Hiatus Rd
Cooper City, FL 33026

Memorial ride for 60-year-old Dean Amelkin and 61-year-old Christopher McConnell, the two cyclists that were both killed by a hit & run driver on Sunday, August 5th.

"In their memory we will be riding the same route that they rode every Sunday for the last 25 years.

We will be meeting at the Cooper City Winn Dixie at 2581 North Hiatus Road which is at the corner of Sheridan St and Hiatus Rd

Additional parking is available for FREE at Brian Piccolo Park, must enter gate between 6am - 7am.

6:30 am with pedals up at 7am sharp. Sunday, August 12, 2012. We are working on a police escort for the ride as well.

Route: Sheridan St east to A1A then south to Azalea Terrace and make a U Turn, We then ride North to Dania Bch Blvd, West to US1, North to New Griffin Rd, West to Pine Island Rd, South to Sheridan St, West back to the start. Total distance 32 miles. Social ride, 15-18mph.

We are asking all riders to bring 20 dollars as a donation with all proceeds going to “SHARE THE ROAD.” For driver education"


RSVP on Facebook

Related:

Miami man charged in cyclists' hit-and-run deaths WSVN 7
No Bond For Suspects in Broward Cyclist Deaths NBC 6
Miami-Dade men arrested in hit-and-run deaths of two Broward cyclists Miami Herald
1 charged in bicyclists' deaths; 2nd man arrested in related burglaries Local 10
Two men linked to Cooper City bicycle deaths ordered held without bond Sun Sentinel

2 comments:

  1. How do I donate if not going on the ride? You might want to change the route. Nob Hill (100th Avenue) south from Griffin to Stirling is all construction and not safe even for a car. You are asking for trouble going through that maze on bikes. Instead, take Pine Island south onto Stirling.

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  2. I'm not sure about donations. You can ask on the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/254422854675278/. As for the route, while they do mention Nob Hill in the description, if you click on the route link they do not actually travel on Nob Hill.

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