Not One More Foundation’s Ride of Honor
On April 7, Shawn McCarty was riding his bike on Thompson Peak Parkway in Scottsdale, Arizona when he was hit by an SUV. This Saturday, May 19th, Not One More Foundation will hold a Ride of Honor to remember Shawn McCarty as well as other bikers who sadly lost their lives in accidents similar to this one.
A 10-mile non-competitive ride will take place this weekend to honor cyclists injured or killed on Arizona roadways. Riders will then cycle to the Arizona State Capitol where Not One More Foundation co-founders Sterling Baer and Dara Schulenberg will speak at 10 a.m. Testimonies will also be given from cyclists who have been involved in biking accidents in the past.
Individual riders, teams, and clubs are all welcome to meet at 8:45 a.m. to begin the ride from any of the following locations: Kiwanis Park in Tempe; Ashley Furniture Pavilion, 83rd Avenue and Encanto; Peoria and 25th Avenue in Peoria; Tempe Beach Park, Tempe; and the Coffee Bean Tea Leaf located at Scottsdale Road and Doubletree Ranch Road.
Not One More Foundation is an organization that promotes cycling awareness, safety and road-sharing and assists cyclists and their families after an accident. The cycling community has been advocating for stronger penalties for a motorist who hits or injures a cyclist or pedestrian. Too many accidents are caused by distracted drivers, and because of this, Shawn McCarty lost his life last month. The driver got away with a $420 fine, but McCarty on the other hand, will never be able to ride his bicycle again.
We hope you will come out to support this great event. More information about the Ride of Honor & Cycling Rally can be found on Not One More Foundation’s Event Page.