Cyclists will gather at 6 p.m. Friday for a holiday light tour. The event is tied to an effort to donate bike lights to help cyclists stay safe.
Atlanta City Councilman Michael Julian Bond is partnering with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition (ABC) to promote bicycle safety Friday evening by donating bicycle lights for the annual “Let’s Get Visible” initiative followed by a bicycle “Tour de Lights.” Bond and members of ABC will hold a news conference in Woodruff Park at 6 p.m. to promote the annual initiative. Following the light distribution, cyclists will take off for Mobile Social’s Tour de Lights bike ride throughout the city, touring some of the best holiday light destinations in Atlanta. The ride will end at Octane Coffee on the westside. Friday’s ride is part of ABC’s bimonthly Mobile Social, the organization’s largest group ride that takes place the second Friday of every …
Seven months after Paul Taylor was killed in a cycling accident, his widow donated his old hybrid bicycle to become a "ghost bike."
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- Ralph Ellis
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Dave Mathews of Decatur has placed five "ghost bikes" beside roads in Georgia. These are bikes painted white to memorialize cyclists killed on the roadways, usually in collisions with autos. He placed one bike on North Decatur Road in honor of Paul Taylor, who died the morning of April 30 while riding his road bike. Mathews just received a special bike. Taylor's widow, Barbara Taylor, donated his hybrid bicycle to the cause. Patch asked her why she did it. She sent these words by email. I gave the bike to Paul for his 40th birthday. It was the bike he rode on family vacations and around the neighborhood for many years until he became interested in triathlons and upgraded. I have fond memories of both of our girls riding on the back of …