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Hector Avalos memorial ride

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Hector Avalos memorial ride

Time: December 13, 2013 at 11:45pm to December 14, 2013 at 12:30am
Location: Douglas park
Street: Ogden & Rockwell
City/Town: Chicago
Event Type: ceremony/, memorial, ride
Organized By: alex
Latest Activity: Dec 14, 2013

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The family of Hector who was in a fatal accident last week is having a ceremony at the same site and time as the accident and are reaching out for support from the cycling community.

 

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Comment by El Barton 312 on December 14, 2013 at 1:50pm

I agree, John. I was simply there to pay my respects and show support from the local biking community. Hector's family & friends were an amazing group to behold. I even spoke with Hector's mother who told me of his love for biking and how he learned to ride as a boy. The paper lanterns were the highlight of my night out.

Comment by John Greenfield on December 14, 2013 at 11:28am

It was a beautiful memorial. Hector's friends and family were all super-nice people and they seemed to appreciate the handful of cyclists  who were there to show support. They lit a bunch of paper lanterns and sent them soaring into the sky in Hector's honor.

Comment by Sarah D. on December 14, 2013 at 10:12am

Sorry I didn't make this. Riding alone for an hour in new snow - I wussed. I am so glad some of you attended and you were all in my thoughts.

Comment by El Barton 312 on December 13, 2013 at 10:59pm

I'm heading over from Pilsen. Hope to see you guys there.

Comment by alex on December 13, 2013 at 4:20pm
Thanks john
Comment by John Greenfield on December 13, 2013 at 3:36pm

I could lead a ride to the memorial from Daley Plaza or Logan Square. Let me know if there's any interest in this.

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