Time: July 10, 2016 from 7pm to 8pm
Location: Belmont and Sacramento
Street: Belmont and Sacramento
City/Town: Chicago, IL 60654
Event Type: ghost bike, ghost bike memorial, #ripvirginiamurray
Organized By: The Chicago Cycling Community
Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2016
The Chicago cycling community is deeply moved by the loss of Virginia Murray. Her friends, "Ginny was all things good, rarely a negative or angry bone in her body."
Note: Bring colorful candles / decor to set at her ghost bike
A Divvy cyclist was killed after being struck by a flatbed truck at Belmont and Sacramento avenues.
The victim in the incident, which occurred at about 9 a.m. on Friday, was identified as 25-year-old Virginia Murray. She was riding next to a flatbed truck northbound on Sacramento. The two vehicles attempted to turn east onto Belmont when the truck struck the cycle.
Kristen Green posted this:
COME THIS SUNDAY
7-10-16 @ 7pm
Belmont and Sacramento
So this tragic thing happened.
A girl died.
She was not a controversial person.
She was just like you.
She woke up one morning and said to herself I am gonna ride a bike today.
Innocently she goes to a divvy ride share kiosk and boom she is riding the statistically safest form of biking to date. She reassures herself that she has got this...
Anthony Arce has been deeply moved by this and reached out to our community to get a ghost bike in her honor as he was so deeply saddened by what he witnessed that day. So we have come together with other members of the community and will be placing a memorial "ghost bike" this Sunday 7-10-16 @ 7pm to honor her. If you would like to drop by a flower or a candle or note there please do!