The turnout for the memorial ride for Barrie Conrod last year was so encouraging, that the people involved with that ride are thinking about having an annual event to remember those who have been lost to cycling accidents, and to show the larger community that cyclists are users of our regional and city roads.
There's an organizational meeting planned for next Thursday, May 9 at the Seven Shores Urban Market in Waterloo at 7 a.m. It'll be short and sweet -- just a chance for people to talk about the when and the where, who will ride and who will help with the organizational details.
Vy Waller, who was the prime mover behind last year's memorial ride, hopes a good turnout will help develop and demonstrate that we have a strong and safe cycling community. Scott Nevin, a member of the Waterloo Cycling Club and director of policy development for the City of Waterloo, is also involved in the project.