The leaders of the Monday Night Ride have organized the May 21st ride to be a Silent Ride commemorating the life, and death of local boy Ethan Barton. Ethan was struck by a drunk driver on Empire Road, one of the roads the Maine Cycling Club frequents. The Sun Journal featured an article this weekend about the ‘Ghost Bike’ that his parents will be leaving at the site of his death as a memorial.
We are hoping for a large turnout of riders to commemorate this tragedy. It is our plan to make this a ‘silent ride’ until at least we have stopped at the memorial site. Many of us also plan to bring one flower with us that we will lay at the memorial. This ride will be held on Monday, May 21 as part of our normal MNR. We will stop at the memorial site for a few moments and then continue on the ride. Even if you don’t plan on doing the entire MNR we’d like to see a large number of club members do at least the first part of this ride and take part of in this special memorial for Ethan.
Click HERE for the Sun Journal’s article.
The Monday Night Right Details:
Total climbing: 463 ft