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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Every Bicyclist Counts


The League of American Bicyclists, founded in 1880, promotes and protects the rights of every cyclist in the U.S. We teach cycling, encourage new riders, and advocate for cyclists in the states and in Washington, D.C. We also mourn the loss of the more than 700 cyclists killed in traffic crashes each year. This site is a place to honor those cyclists and to ensure that their death is not in vain. This site will be a memorial, a gathering place, and home for everyone that has lost a friend or family member. We’ll also be using the data to highlight trends, particularly dangerous locations, safer driving techniques, and more. We envision this site as a virtual ghost bike; as a continuation of the annual Ride of Silence; as a voice speaking up on behalf of all cyclists. Thank you for joining us here. This site is attempting to capture all U.S. cycling deaths starting from January 1, 2012.


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