Some of you have probably heard by now that Baltimore's own Jamie Roberts was tragically killed in Kentucky last week as she rode across the country while doing the 4K For Cancer.
One of Jamie's friends set up a Facebook group to honor Jamie and to finish her journey across the country and people are dedicating their miles that they bike and run to her. If anyone is interested in seeing something really inspiring with the community surrounding her, check it out.
If you'd like to donate to the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, the cause for which Jamie was riding across the country, you can do so here.
Let's use this tragedy as a reminder to pay more attention when you're operating a motor vehicle. If you see someone riding a bicycle (or, in Jamie's case, changing a flat tire on the side of the road), SLOW DOWN and give at least 3 feet of space when passing.
We at Bikemore don't like to think in terms of "motorists" or "cyclists" or "pedestrians." We are all human beings just trying to safely get to where we're going. Let's all pay more attention to our surroundings and show more care for our fellow human beings.
Rest in peace, Jamie.