Thursday, February 24, 2011

Robert Niedbalec Memorial Ride Sunday at 2 PM at Lettuce Lake Park

I did not know Robert Niedbalec, but we shared the same bike road -- Fletcher Avenue east of 56th Street, about a mile or so shy of the I-75 interchange.

It's on Fletcher Avenue where a speeding motorist -- a 20-year-old woman -- killed Robert while he was cycling on a Sunday afternoon -- 1:46 PM on Feb. 13. The sheriff's office is still investigating the matter and wants to have its information lined up before charges are brought.

Robert's friends will gather at nearby Lettuce Lake Park for a memorial bike ride Sunday at 2 PM and a ghost bike will be unveiled there, too, to be installed at the Fletcher Avenue site at a future time.

I will be there Sunday at 2 PM and hope to see you , too, to remember Robert.

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