I'm sorry to report that a local WTF cyclist, Nikki Duffney, was hit by a car on Oct. 20.
From kaitzeimer via mplsbikelove.com:
To show our support, we are planning a benefit bike ride and after-party for Nikki on Sunday, November 14. The riders will meet at 4:00 at the Soap Factory (518 2nd St SE Minneapolis) in the giant empty lot. We'll ride for about an hour, then end at Sea Salt Eatery (4801 Minnehaha Ave) which is located in Minnehaha Falls Park. If you do not wish to ride, please join us at Sea Salt for the party! There is going to be an amazing raffle, a dj, free beer and soda, and best of all, all of Nikki's wonderful family and friends! If you have any other questions or want to help out, please contact Nikki's aunt, Jodi, or Kaitlin Ziemer We can't wait to see you there! Most importantly, show Nikki just how many people are here to support her.
Please send this info to anyone you would like, even if you don't know Nikki personally, all you need to know is that she is a biker at heart, an amazing woman, and in need of a little support.
What a great way to show support for a fellow WTF cyclist- a ride! The ride and the party are both free. There will be $5 raffle tickets for sale that will help Nikki with expenses.
Even if you can't make the ride, just come party! There will be music, prizes, and FREE BEER and soda, so come out, have a good time, and show some solidarity. You don't have to know Nikki to come. In fact, try to bring as many people as you can, because the more people that buy raffle tickets, the more cash in Nikki's pocket!
Nikki is now in Chicago at the Rehabilitation Institute, trying to recover movement in her legs and strengthen the rest of her body. Her family has been updating a website about Nikki's progress if you'd like to learn more: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/nikkiduffney (You will have to log-in.)