Jim Rogers Memorial Ride
The 6th annual Jim Rogers Memorial Ride took place on Sunday afternoon. The group bicycle ride is to honor Jim Rogers, who was killed in 2010 by a motorist who was texting and driving. The celebration is also a chance to educate the community on safe cycling and driving practices. Between 100-125 cyclists, ranging from age 10 to 82 and all ability levels, came out and ride of the Greg Lemond loop in Nevada City. Duane Strawser, owner of the Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop, said, “First and foremost it was great to drum up good memories of Jim, but it’s also a great tool for cyclists and a way to get good results by educating drivers. Word of mouth and awareness for the motorists is essential for them to know the cyclists exist and how to drive around them safely. The safety in numbers allowed riders of all abilities to get out, plus with a support crew we were able to help riders who needed a hand, so it’s a great community event.” This year’s event also paid special tribute to Stan Miller, one of the founders of the Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop, who passed away in January. Thanks to Nevada City Eats for providing the lunch afterwards and fundraising for the Youth Cyclists of Nevada County and the Nevada Union Mountain Bike Team.
What a great turn out! An excellent reminder for drivers to be even more aware of bikers, etc. who share the road with us.
Thank you Erin! We love it, great photos!