Saturday, December 22, 2018

Markham Park
16001 W. State Rd. 84
Sunrise, FL 33326

The South Florida cycling community was impacted by a distracted driver who ran into a group of 15 cyclist members of the Cycling Family Broward (CFB) riding along State Road 84 on Sunday morning, November 25. Denise Marsh, the mother of two and the ride leader, was killed. A second rider, Carlos Rodriguez, died two days later as a result of his injuries. A third rider, Edgar Reyes, remains in the hospital and faces a long, painful and costly recovery. Another five members were hospitalized with broken bones and other injuries and later release.

CFB will be having a “Silent Ride” on Saturday, December 22, 2018, starting from Markham Park. The ride will be in Memoriam of Denise Marsh and Carlos Rodriguez. CFB will also be collecting cash donations to help the survivors’ families with the escalating expenses. The “Silent Ride” is also aimed at bringing the attention of the general population to this life and death situation that keeps getting worse every day and has made Florida the number one State of the Union in bicycle riders hit and killed on the road.

CFB expect several hundred riders to participate in this “Silent Ride” starting at Markham Park in Davie, Florida, at 7:45 AM and stopping at an improvised memorial erected at the site of the tragedy on State Road 84, Eastbound, west of 136th Avenue also in Davie.

CFB is extending an invitation to all cyclists and their families, and, Media Outlets and their audiences to attend this activity and to help us spread the word to the general public and to politicians so they can enact much-needed laws for increased cyclists’ safety.

About The Ride

This 20-mile ride will be promoting safety and to raise awareness. In honor of Denise Marsh and Carlos Rodriguez, as well as others whose lives have been affected by careless drivers on our roads.
Leaving and returning to Markham Park’s Corporate Pavilion.
Pedals up at 7:45 am (because some people are coming from Miami)
SAG will be provided by Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO).

This ride is open to all riders (groups and individuals). A $20 donation recommended. If you would like to participate you are welcome to come even if you don’t ride to show your support. We will have ice on hand if anyone needs it for their coolers.

All funds raised will go towards helping to pay for the two funerals and the 5 other cyclists who need help getting back on their feet after this horrific tragedy.