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Arrest in hit-and-run death of Seattle bicyclist Michael Wang

Hit-and-run suspect vehicle

Seattle police have arrested a suspect in last July’s hit-and-run death of bicyclist Michael Wang on Dexter Avenue North.

Charged on Thursday with felony hit and run is Erlin Garcia-Reyes, 28, of Normandy Park. The judge set bail at $500,000. (The suspect vehicle is at right.)

“Our message is that we take these crimes very, …

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Bicycle fatalities at the heart of new website

Every Cyclist Counts website

The League of American Bicyclists has launched a new website — Every Bicyclist Counts — that seeks to document each and every traffic-related bicycle fatality in the U.S.

It’s supposed to serve as a memorial to the cyclists who have died, gain information about the crashes, and track what happens in the courts after the crash.

In the process, I hope it doesn’t just scare the bejesus out of fledgling bicyclists who are considering more frequent riding. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/05/24/bicycle-fatalities-at-the-heart-of-new-website/

Tragic end for charity bicycle tour on a Georgia road

Todd Metts

Two of the three Florida friends who embarked on a 850-mile pledge bicycle tour were laid to rest in separate ceremonies on Saturday.

All three were struck by a motorist on a Georgia highway one night last month. Only one survived.

Todd Metts, Jeffrey Dunn and Kenny Hunt were long-time cycling companions. Metts, a board member of a missionary group, suggested the other two join him on a pledge ride this spring from Washington DC to their homes in Florida….

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/05/07/tragic-end-for-charity-bicycle-tour-on-a-georgia-road/

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