New York City Cyclist dies from injuries suffered on November 9th on Route 9W in Alpine, NJ.
Memorial Ride Sunday, Dec. 7th
From Randall's Cycling Central blog:
Camille Savoy, 54, died Nov. 26th from head trauma, according to police reports. He was struck from behind while cycling north on 9W. No charges have been filed at this time against the driver. Police are still investigating.
Details for the Camille Savoy memorial ride: Jan Benepe is organizing the ride through her Benepe’s Bike Blog. The ride to commemmorate Savoy's life will be held on Sunday December 7th (rain date 12/14) beginning at 9:00am near the George Washington Bridge. It will stop at the site where he was struck, a memorial service will be held before the group rides to Piermont, NY before returning to the GW bridge. Please go to http://benepesbikeblog.blogspot.com/ for more ride details, and for more on the collision and investigation.
According to the ride details on Benepe's blog, participants will ride "two by two". While New Jersey state code allows two-abreast riding unless being overtaken by another vehicle, some municipalities' codes do not. New York state code does not allow cyclists to ride two-abreast in a lane of motor vehicle travel. Rockland Bicycling Club's position is to ride single-file on all rides on all roads, except on routes known to have sufficient shoulder to accommodate two cyclists riding abreast without either of them crossing the white line into the roadway, with the exception of cycling in municipalities where cyclists are required to ride single-file. (We're not aware of the arrangements, intentions, or special consideration granted regarding rider formation on Sunday's ride, once they've crossed into New York). We support cyclists' right to safety and respect on the road as well as their responsibility to ride safely, respectfully and lawfully. Ride smart and ride safe.