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Ghost Bike Memorial Ride for Michael Rankin

Michael Rankin, a 58-year-old cyclist, was hit by a taxi on University Avenue and Richmond Streets on Wednesday, 7 November. The Ghost Ride is a memorial to him, and a white bike is left at the scene of the accident as a memorial. The ride starts as, usual, at the South-east corner of Spadina Avenue and Bloor Street West, in the Matt Cohen Park.

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  • Michael H.

    Anyone living in the downtown east side thinking of going? We could meet up en route.
    I'm starting at Dundas and Jones at 7:30am.
    I find from the south-east-downtown, this route works well: Dundas to River, up to Wellesley, across to Queen's Park Circle, diagonal across the North Lawn to Hoskin / Harbord, West to Huron, up to Bloor --- and you're one block East of Matt Cohen Park. (Or something like that) :)

    Google Map of the route: http://goo.gl/maps/JxjvR

    November 13, 2012

  • Angie

    Who the event host? Is it am or pm ride?

    November 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    due to rush hr. I can't take the bike on TTC (take care all)

    November 13, 2012

  • Michelle

    out of town, but wld definitely go. Another taxi??it seems that taxis are out to take out bikers. They truly r always in our lanes & r careless drivers. We shld start a lobby for harsher penalties for the taxis that touch bikers. That's far too many taxi v biker/skateboardr 'accidents' ...

    November 11, 2012

  • Joey S.

    It is only a one-time event, not yearly. Ghost rides are held a week after the cyclist dies. Coincidentally and unfortunately, Rankin's ride occurs on the one-year anniversary of Jenna Morrison's memorial ride. Unfortunately this year, we have had too many memorial rides.

    November 10, 2012

    • Angie

      I agree thanks for the info. Is it at 0800 am or at night?

      November 10, 2012

  • Angie

    I want to but had plans next year if its on a Wednesday again! Sorry

    November 10, 2012

  • Donald S.

    I'm out of town, else I'd go.

    November 10, 2012

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