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9-11 Memorial Ride

The New Bedford Bicycle Committee ( www.nbbc.org ), met at the shop last night for a memorial 11 mile ride organized by Darrin Ramos. We had 8 brave souls show up and with Kim driving the YESTERYEAR Cyclery “Please Don’t kick Me ” van we totalled 9 people. The ride was exactly 11 miles long ( 5.5 each way ) so the numbers worked out pretty cool. The club made great time averaging 12 miles per hour on city streets with lots of red lights. We arrived at the Acushnet 911 memorial, located on the lawn in front of the fire station on Main St. They were in the middle of their 4th annual dedication ceremony. It was GREAT. Lots of accolades to all the fallen heros both civilian and pubic servants. Then 5 beautiful young ladies got uo and sang the national anthem and got a huge round of applause. After they finished, the speaker recognized the group from “Yesteryear” who had made the vigil there and ridden 11 miles to commemorate the occasion and WE got a big round of applause and taps on the back. They then announced that it was sunset and the flag which had been flying at half mast all day would now be raised. We all turned and watched as a fireman raised the flag to full staff. It was very patriotic and touching. After some schmoosing we gathered up and trekked back to YY. A few of the “guys” hung out for some liquid refreshments at the shop and we all talked “bike”.

It was a great night and lots of fun. Please join us on future rides… we have a blast., everyone is very low-key, and easy going. No hotshots or show offs. we ride short easy rides with no pressure. Very family oriented and Kim always drives the “sag” wagon on the rear to warn traffic of bikes ahead and make sure all bikes are running well. YOu can see our schedule rides in many cyber-places:

www.nbbc.org www.yesterryearcyclery.com Facebook ( yesteryear cyclery / New Bedford Bicycle Committee )

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