Thomas Hollowell courtesy Handlebars DC
From a press release:
“Memorial Bike Ride for Thomas Hollowell
Thursday, Oct. 4, 5:15 p.m.
Farragut Square, DC
More than 300 bicyclists from across the DC region are expected gather on Thursday, October 4 at 5:15 p.m. to hold a memorial bike ride in memory of Thomas Hollowell. Dr. Hollowell was riding his bike to work on Mon., Sept. 24 when he was hit and killed by a driver running a red light at 12th & Constitution NW. Tom had been a bike commuter for more than 20 years. The ride will begin at Farragut Square and will end with a moment of silence at the crash site. Following the moment of silence, Dr. Hollowell’s family will dedicate a ghost bike in his memory. (more…)
Photo by Mahzad
From an email:
“In response to the death of scooter rider Carlos Sanchez-Martin, who was killed by an SUV driver on Friday in Dupont Circle, we’re planning a memorial ride for Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. [Meet: Sonny Bono Park (corner of NH Ave & O St NW)
Wheels up: 5:30]
We are calling for:
– Protected infrastructure for scooters, bicycles & personal mobility devices (more…)
Sen. John S. McCain III by Steve Pyke, 2005, inkjet print. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. © 2005, Steve Pyke.
From a press release:
“The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and legacy of late Senator and former presidential nominee John S. McCain III with a photograph by the British-born photographer Steve Pyke. The portrait will be installed this morning in the museum’s In Memoriam space on the first floor.
McCain, who was born in 1936, was an established politician and Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy. Before entering politics, he demonstrated great commitment to his country by enduring five-and-a-half years as a prisoner of war after his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War. Following his release from prison in 1973, he later relocated to Arizona where he began a career in politics. A long-time Republican, McCain was the winner of the party’s presidential nomination in 2008. His lifetime commitment to public service is marked by his two years in the House of Representatives and his work as a six-term elected Senator of Arizona. He also served as chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services. Despite his battle with brain cancer, McCain served in the Senate until his death. He is survived by his wife and seven children. (more…)
I just wanted to share the incredible story of Leonard Hyater Jr. Anyone who passed by 19th & M street on weekday mornings knew him – if not by name, then by his warm smile, pleasant disposition, and dedication to selling Street Sense – he was there every morning, Monday through Friday.
A few years ago he was profiled in the paper, where readers learned that he used to work as a mortgage loan officer before falling on hard times and becoming homeless. Determined to get back on his feet, Leonard began selling Street Sense newspapers in 2012. (more…)
Christian Broder, via GoFundMe
Wendy sends a heartbreaking update about Millie’s General Manager Christian Broder. From the GoFundMe:
“We are heartbroken to share that last night Christian passed away. He was comfortable with Molly by his side and surrounded by loved ones. We are so grateful for your love and support over the last two weeks as Christian fought so hard.
Molly and the Broder family would like to extend a special thank you to the medical teams at Piedmont Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital for their tireless efforts and guidance.”
“Broder’s brother, Nicholas, told an ABC affiliate in Atlanta that a car pulled up that they thought was their Uber, but instead a man jumped out with a gun and robbed them. (more…)
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.