Photo by @riotpedestrian
I’m organizing a Ride of Silence for Jeff Long, the cyclist who was killed by a motorist on M St Saturday. It’s Thursday at 5:15 – meet at 15th & M, then ride down the cycltrack to the site of the crash.”
From the Facebook event page:
“Jeffery Hammond Long was killed Saturday by a driver making a right turn across the bike lane on the 2100 block of M Street NW on Saturday. He was the second cyclist. after Malik Habib, in so many weeks to be killed by a driver in DC. Please join us for a ride in his memory.
Please wear white (like a ghost bike).
Meet: In front of Peet’s Coffee at 1156 15th St NW
Wheels up: 5:30
Route: Take M St West. Stop at the intersection of M & NH for a moment of silence.
Q: I don’t have a bike, but I still want to ride.
A: Show up a little early. Thankfully, DC has plenty of bike options for those who don’t own/bring their own – in addition to Capital Bikeshare, we have JUMP, Lime, Mobike, Spin & Ofo dockless bikes. Somebody will happily help you get on a saddle.
Q: Riding a bike isn’t my thing, but this is an important issue and I want to take part.
A: DC also has dockless scooters! Seriously, meet us at the crash site at M & 21st, or walk with us on the sidewalk along the route (we won’t be going very fast).”