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Danville ride to honor Walnut Creek cyclist killed on the road

By dcuff
Monday, May 17th, 2010 at 3:55 pm in Uncategorized.

John Greaves of Walnut Creek loved cycling, trained hard at it and died during a ride when struck by a motorist who lost control of her car. 

Greaves’ memory will be honored in a “Ride of Silence” that cyclists are invited to join 7 p.m. Wednesday in Danville. The 8-mile ride begins at Sycamore Valley Park at the intersection of Camino Tassajara and Holbrook Drive in Danville.

Click here for info.

 The free ride is part of the worldwide Ride of Silence, a series of cycling trips on the same night to honor killed cyclists and to promote bicycle safety.

  Riders are urged to arrive at the park by 6:30 p.m. so the group can leave at 7 p.m. sharp.

Read here about how Greave’s widow, Daneil, is helping organize the tribute ride and lobbying for tougher penalties for drivers who kill cyclists.

The Danville woman whose car struck John Greaves on Camino Tassajara just north of the Contra Costa – Alameda County line has been charged with vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.

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