Dylan Thomas

Sympathy and concern mix in memorial ride

On another day, the near-perfect fall weather — cool temperatures and a cloudless, blue sky — might have been excuse enough for a long bicycle ride.

Instead, the group of nearly 300 that rode from St. Paul to Minneapolis Oct. 11 did so in honor of four bicyclists killed in crashes in September on metro-area streets. The number of deaths, coming so close together, was especially worrisome to regular bike commuters like Melissa Summers.


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