There will be a Memorial Ride for Emily Fredricks on Sunday, December 3, beginning at 11:30am at the Art Museum Steps. All are welcome to attend.
Emily Fredricks was tragically killed on Tuesday, November 28 while riding her bicycle to work along the Spruce Street buffered bike lane. Since then, there have been a number of actions, including a human-protected bike lane on Wednesday morning and a vigil for Fredricks on Wednesday evening. There are more actions to come, and the Bicycle Coalition has listed seven demands to the City that Philadelphia needs right now.
On Sunday, organizers have set up a ride to remember Emily. The ride will meet at the Art Museum stairs at 11:30 and take off at noon. Please RSVP at this link.
Here is the language from the ride’s organizers:
For all those who still ride, and those who can ride no more.
For the third time this year, we remember a life tragically lost while cycling. On Sunday, December 3rd, we ride to remember Emily Fredricks, and to remind people that it could be one of us next.
Meetup time is 11:30 AM at the Art Museum Steps, ride at noon.
Please wear black, or somber colors.
We could all be Emily Fredricks.
We could all be the next John Doe or Jane Roe.
Let’s remember them.
Please consider joining the ride if you can. It would mean a lot to Fredricks’ family and all cyclists who ride and want to remain safe.
Also on Sunday, the Fredricks Family has asked the Bicycle Coalition to let Philadelphia’s cycling community know that all are welcome to attend her services, which can be found at this link.