Subject: Re: Cyclist down
Deaths such as this are never easy. We plan to have a memorial ride Sunday morning. For now, da Tour is cancelled, perhaps permanently. Da Tour has had a lot of support over the years, from shops like Yo Jimbo’s Garage and Upgrade. And then we have people like Mark Mattei of Cycle Smithy spouting off about how it shouldn’t be allowed to go on. Many people share his sentiment, but fail to understand that for many of the people participating in events like The Tour da Chicago, the reward isn’t the thing you get at the end. It’s the ride itself, the camaraderie, experiencing the city in a different way.
We were planning on hosting the NACCC in Chicago, and I hope this doesn’t have too much of a negative impact on putting that event on, which unlike da Tour, will require cooperation with the city.
Link to another “news” story:
I don’t even know what to say after watching that video.by