Another bicycle tragedy in Florida -- this time the central Florida Orlando area:
This was sent via email today:
There was a fatal cycling accident in our area today. Forrest Flaniken, an Eastside Cycling Club (ECC) member, was hit and killed by an 18-year old motorist who was later stopped after attempting to flee the scene. Initial reports are that the driver was under the influence. This occurred on Avalon Park Blvd shortly before 3 pm. The ECC is having a Ride of Silence tonight, Monday 10/15, at 6 pm in honor of Forrest. It will leave from the Avalon Park YMCA. It will be a slow ride of about 12 mph through the neighborhoods and on Avalon Park. Any type of bike will be fine for this ride. Please come out and show your support.