The Derailleurs are heartbroken to announce our latest project: a ghost bike in honor of Yannick Nils Linke, killed by a car at Turk and Masonic on Friday evening. We’re always sad to hear of cyclist deaths, but this one hits particularly close to home: he was visiting from Vienna and was a friend of our dear pal Linnea.
If you’d like to help build the ghost bike or have broken parts to donate to it, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch this space for details on a memorial ride to dedicate the bike once it’s done.
EDITED TO ADD: we’ve been beaten to the punch by persons unknown – a ghost bike was placed at Turk and Masonic last night. We are thinking of other ways to use the parts we’ve collected as a memorial – we have welding shop access, so perhaps we’ll take our time and make something elaborate. Props to the speedy and we’re glad to know others out there care too.