I was very sad to hear that a fellow cyclist, "Audrey" Kimberly Yeong Sil Hull, was killed by a truck near the University of Minnesota on Thursday, April 21st.
I first found out about the fatality when I got a phone call from someone that wanted to make sure I was not the victim, because I matched a description that they gave in one report, before they had released Audrey's name. A very sobering moment.
Our community is small, and tragedies like this hit us hard. Even if you did not know Audrey- she is one of us! Let's take this opportunity to get together and mourn and process and celebrate the life of our fellow cyclist.
Memorial Ride for Audrey Hull (Kimberly Yeong Sil Hull)
Wednesday, April 27
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Van Cleve Park, Minneapolis, MN
From the ride organizer, Kyle Torfin's Facebook invite:
to mourn the loss of Audrey Hull (Kimberly Yeong Sil Hull), meet us at van cleve park near the u. wear some sort of white in her honor (shorts, pants, shirt, armband, etc). we'll ride from van cleve park up and down 15th avenue (past the site of the tragedy on the corner of 4th) 25 times (once for each year of her life). we'll circle around the round-about by eddy hall. total trip loop is 1.5 miles so this memorial ride will be approximately 12.5mi. spread the word.
so, who am i and why am i doing this?
i'm just a minneapolis bike commuter who was deeply saddened by this tragedy. i didn't know audrey, but hope that many of her friends and/or family and other twin cities cyclists will show up to honor her. may she rest in peace.
with respect and deep sympathy,
me at twitter: @katcircle or text at 612.616.7702.
For more information: http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/120353624.html
Spread the word, and I'll see you there.