Met at 1:30 today at the north side of the Stone Arch Bridge for a memorial ride and Ghost Bike installation for Ed Gorecki, a 51 year old Minneapolis man who was killed by a drunk driver in December on Quincy and Broadway in Northeast Minneapolis.
About 25 people turned out, mostly Bike Lovers. It was a beautiful day for a somber ride. We rode very slowly (about 6 mph) from the Stone Arch bridge north and west to the site of the accident. The procession was very effective - a large group of people on bikes gets peoples attention, and it is impossible to miss the Ghost Bike on the trailer in the middle of the group.
There was a short ceremony where one of the organizers said a few words and then Ed Goriecki's financee said a few words as well. It was a moving experience, even for those of us that did not know Ed.
Here is a map showing the location of this installation in case anyone wants to see it for themselves: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=1743610
Finally, here is a link to Deplaquer's Flicker site with many more photos (much better than mine): http://www.flickr.com/photos/deplaqer/sets/72157604317254006/