Ride on Annapolis

Last year there was a cyclist killed on Butler Road in Baltimore County. A few days following his death a number of cyclists rode to Annapolis from Baltimore, with many joining along the B&A trail. We did this to support Tami Bensky, Larry's widow. Tami was in Annapolis just a few short days after her husband's death- to support passage of the 3 foot bill. The bill passed that day due to Tami's testimony, but having 80 or so cyclists there to back her up was also helpful and meaningful.

So, I just got word that Tami will be in Annapolis again this Wednesday to support another bill-HB 363. I'm no expert but I believe the meat of the bill is to hold accountable those who drive in a reckless manner resulting in the death or injury of a cyclist. The bill has passed the house and now awaits a vote by the senate committee. There is one senator, senator Frosh who chairs the committee, he is intent on stopping the bill from coming to a vote. We need to show up in numbers to show that Tami is not alone in urging the passage of this bill. Wednesday is also the sad anniversary of Larry Bensky's death. The driver responsible for his death received a $500.00 fine and 3 points. Crazy, right?

You don't need the whole day off, you can meet in Annapolis or join along the way.

Please contact me for more details. The hearing is open to the public, the idea is to fill the room with cyclists, but make sure you bring I.D. (very important)

We need numbers-and if you know anybody in the media-call them.

Thanks,

Harry

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The ride to Annapolis and back was a wonderful experience.

    April 7, 2011

  • Penny T.

    May have to meet you along the way as well...need to get back for work quickly.

    April 6, 2011

  • Isaias ODaniell (.

    See you somewhere along the way, Harry!

    April 6, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Harry. My work issues are more for the way back, from Annapolis to Baltimore. I'd like to be there, but I'd like to be back downtown Baltimore as early as possible...

    April 4, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there any way in which I can get back to Baltimore faster than biking? I would be inclined to come in that case, otherwise it will cost me more time than I have away from work...

    April 4, 2011

  • Barry C.

    I contacted Carol and Jim T who has Kenniss Henry contact info to let them know what's up.

    April 4, 2011

  • Barry C.

    To be clear, while the public can watch but they cannot testify (unless called upon by the Senate Committee.)

    April 4, 2011

  • Penny T.

    Can we tell Natasha Pettigrew's family about this ride?

    April 4, 2011

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