Friday, April 24, 2009
Gather in front of Elliot's Fair Grounds Coffee on Colley Avenue. Route to be determined by popular consensus.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
In this era of dwindling media revenues, we need to support the media outlets which support us in turn: don't just read the Pilot online, subscribe to it, too.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The C & B Pace rides will meet on Shore Drive at approximately 9:15 AM for the placement of a Ghost Bike in memory of Daniel Hersh.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Memorial Ride for Daniel Hersh
Sunday, 8 AM
Conte's Bicycles, Laskin Road,
B Pace ride, 25-30 miles.
A Ghost Bike will be placed in memory of Daniel Hersh on Shore Drive.
Cyclists are requested to wear black or white.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Bicyclist struck and killed in Virginia Beach
Posted to: News Virginia Beach
© April 19, 2009
A bicyclist was killed this morning when he was hit by an S.U.V. while riding on Shore Drive.
Daniel Wayne Hersh, 54, was riding eastbound on Shore Drive near Starfish Road when he was struck by the right side of a Ford Explorer also traveling east on Shore Drive, said Virginia Beach police spokesman Officer Adam Bernstein.
Hersh, of the 2300 block of Windway Lane in Virginia Beach, was taken to the hospital, but was pronounced dead around 9 a.m.
Alcohol and speed do not appear to have played a role, Bernstein said. No charges have been filed against the woman driving the Explorer, although the crash is still under investigation.
Man dies in Shore Drive crash
01:45 PM EDT on Sunday, April 19, 200913News
VIRGINIA BEACH--- Police are investigating a traffic crash that left one man dead Sunday morning.
Police tell 13News, A bicyclist was killed when he was struck by a Ford Explorer in the 3000 block of Shore Drive. Both the bicyclist, and the driver of the SUV were travelind eastbound on Shore Drive around 5:45am at the time of the wreck.
The driver of the Ford truck veered to the right and struck the bicyclist. He was transferred to a local hospital where he later died.
As of Sunday morning, police had no indication that speeding or alcohol were factors in the crash. No charges have been filed against the woman driving the Ford Explorer.
Police have not yet released the man's identity.
The cyclist, "John Doe," was "tan, fit and healthy," and wearing an "orange and yellow jersey." Those sound like the Team Tripower colors. Several Team Tripower cyclists were planning an early, 7:15 AM bike ride in Virginia Beach. It seems likely that John Doe was on his way to that group ride.
I don't know if John Doe was hit by a car, but that's the most probable scenario. And if the Virginia Beach Police Department and District Attorney stay true to form, then no one will be charged or prosecuted: cyclists are second-class citizens in car-happy Virginia Beach. Four wheels good, two wheels bad.
Roll Call, folks: was there someone who didn't make it to a ride this morning?