Have You Heard Of Ghost Bikes?

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Sometimes when terrible things happen, great people appear out of nowhere.

Have you heard of Ghost Bikes LA?

They place white bikes at the scene of a crime where a fellow cyclist passed away.

The placement of the bike is a token of respect to the departed cyclist.

They do this out of the goodness of their hearts and ask for no money.

The purpose is to make sure that the cyclist is not forgotten and didn’t die in vain.

My Father was killed by a hit and run driver, while riding his bike.

After making contact in Facebook, Andres from Ghost Bikes LA, contacted me on the phone.

During our conversation, he told me how sorry he was about my Dad.

He said that Dad was in a good place now “riding with the angels”.

His words of comfort brought tears to my eyes.

I’ll never forget it.

He and the others from Ghost Bikes LA place memorial bikes, because they are compassionate people who understand what it’s like to lose a loved one…suddenly.

They care!

They placed a beautiful ghost bike on the scene of where my Dad was killed.

Since bikes are installed late at night or early in the morning, my Dad’s was installed at 2am.

Being out of state, I wasn’t able to attend.

I called a couple of family members who were able to show up at that time.

They brought flowers and there was a sign with My Dad’s name on it.

It was very touching and the bike was beautiful.

What a nice tribute.

Thank you so much Ghost Bikes LA!

This means more than you know!

Less than a week after Ghost Bikes LA placed Dad’s bike, someone stole the back tire.

Who would steal part of a memorial?

Even with one tire, the tribute is still beautiful.

Have you run across a Ghost Bike?  Please send your comments!

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8 Comments

  1. navarro anthony

    Hi kim
    Sorry for your to hear about your father. I also lost my son last year on thanks giving. My son was 6 years old at the time. That’s when I met danny n kat great people. I love wat they did it meant so much to me know I go n help danny wen I can n setup bikes through out ventura county. It makes me feel good n I know that it brings some kind of comfort to the famally that had just lost there love ones. Ill continue to do this for as long as I can its a great cause. Jto bring awerness to the motorist out there to be careful. Take care n god bless you.

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    • Kim

      Hi Anthony, I’m so sorry about the loss of your son, he was so young. That is so sad. I bet you miss him so much. Where exactly is the ghost bike for your son located in Ventura County? I might be going that way soon and would love to visit the bike. Thank you for the kind words. Kim

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      • navarro anthony

        1300 west olive street oxnard ca 93033 is a residential street d bike is in the front yard with a cross hard to miss. Yes we miss him so much n its being hard. We take it one day at a time that’s all we can do. I’ve visited your dads I go buy wen I’m in the valley I go buy n visit all the ghost bikes that I’ve put up to z if the city hasn’t moved them only one was removed so far. Take care

  2. Kim

    Hi Danny! Thanks so much for placing my Dad’s bike. My family thought you guys were great, and very much appreciated this. Thanks for being so kind. I will finally get to see the bike in a couple of weeks.

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  3. Joyce

    I have never heard of this what a unique and awesome idea. Sorry about your lose especially the way it happened.

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    • Kim

      Hi Joyce, thanks for the kind words! Kim

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  4. Barbara

    Great post, Kim. Yes, this is a loving thing the group does.

    Reply
    • Kim

      They are really a great group! Thanks for commenting Barbara!

      Reply

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