[TheThinkTank] Ghost Bike in Vancouver - looking for help

Gabriel Trainer getrainer at bikefarm.org
Wed Jul 22 16:55:00 PDT 2020


So sad... Such a reminder that we put our lives at such a risk on the road
in a world run by cars. 😥

On Wed, Jul 22, 2020, 4:27 PM Gabrielle Anctil <gabrielle.anctil at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Thank you all for your answers. To clarify: she was from Montreal and
> starting a bike trip across the country. I’m therefore trying to organize a
> ceremony from Montreal with no contacts locally. I do know how to set up
> ghost bikes as I’m also the organizer of those ceremonies when cyclists are
> killed here.
>
> Lauren: I’d love the contact information for Jesse. Have you got their
> email?
>
> Le mer. 22 juill. 2020 à 19:12, Lauren Warbeck <lauren.warbeck at gmail.com>
> a écrit :
>
>> Hi Gabrielle,
>>
>> I'm so sorry to hear this.  Jesse at Our Community Bikes would likely be
>> a good resource.  I believe the idea it that friends and loved ones take
>> the initiative to find, paint, and dedicate the bike, and contact the
>> municipality to inform them of your intent and troubleshoot any possible
>> safety issues with placement.  Likely any community bike shop will have a
>> bike you can have for this purpose if you do not wish/are unable to use her
>> bike (everyone is different about what feels appropriate).  Sending you
>> much tenderness.
>>
>> With condolences,
>> Lauren
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 7:17 AM Jim Sheehan <jim at ohiocitycycles.org>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> So sorry to read this sad news.  OCBC has painted many ghost bikes,
>>> several for Sylvia Bingham <http://sylviabinghamfund.org/>, whose
>>> parents are a real inspiration for how to deal with deep sadness most
>>> proactively.
>>>
>>> Take your time, and use good paint, and several coats.  Glossy is nice.
>>> A rushed sloppy job looks like a bike stolen by clueless kids. Choose a
>>> non-cloth seat that will take paint well.
>>>
>>> Take the pedals off, or the chain, and probably lock it (as
>>> inconspicuously as possible) or it will get stolen eventually.  We replace
>>> Sylvia's ghost bike each year before the anniversary of her death, when her
>>> parents come to town and organize a ride to the site.
>>>
>>> Lay the bike on one side, let dry, then do the other.  There will be
>>> lots of overspray.  I have painted the bike in the street near the site,
>>> which made a reverse-image bike on the roadway, perhaps a bit too scary.
>>>
>>> My condolences to your friends,
>>> Jim
>>> Jim Sheehan
>>> Executive Director
>>> Ohio City Bicycle Co-op
>>> 1840 Columbus Rd
>>> <https://www.google.com/maps/search/1840+Columbus+Rd+Cleveland,+Ohio+44113?entry=gmail&source=g>
>>> Cleveland, Ohio 44113
>>> <https://www.google.com/maps/search/1840+Columbus+Rd+Cleveland,+Ohio+44113?entry=gmail&source=g>
>>> 216 830 2667
>>> OhioCityCycles.org
>>> jim at ohiocitycycles.org
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 9:56 AM Gabrielle Anctil <
>>> gabrielle.anctil at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> TW - Death
>>>> .
>>>> .
>>>> .
>>>> .
>>>> Hello,
>>>>
>>>> My boyfriend's best friend was just killed as she was starting a bike
>>>> trip across the country.
>>>>
>>>> I'd like to get in touch with people who could help in setting up a
>>>> ghost bike for her.
>>>>
>>>> More info:
>>>> https://bc.ctvnews.ca/cyclist-killed-in-maple-ridge-was-beginning-cross-country-ride-friends-say-1.5033016
>>>>
>>>> Thank you in advance <3
>>>>
>>>> Gabrielle
>>>>
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>>>> Gabrielle Anctil
>>>> +1 514 746-0054
>>>> @_ganctil
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