ABC member killed on organized ride in Florida

Sad, tragic news from ABC:
Bob King, a long-time member of ABC, was killed last Wednesday, March 30th, after being struck from behind by a fast-moving pick-up truck. Bob was on a week-long Bike Florida Spring Tour. The driver, a young man, was said to be distracted using his cell phone when his vehicle drifted into the marked shoulder where Bob had been cycling. We are all saddened and shocked by the passing of Bob! He had many friends in the club. He always seemed to be smiling!


Bob’s funeral will be this Saturday, April 9, at the Shadow Mountain Mortuary (2350 East Greenway Road in Phoenix) at 11 AM. Shadow Mountain Mortuary is just east of Cave Creek Road on Greenway. Visitation will be Saturday before the funeral service from 9 AM -11 AM. There will be a reception following the service at the Best Western on Northern and 16th St.

A burial service will be held Monday at 10:30 AM at the National Cemetery on Cave Creek Road.

This is a blog about Bob by BikeFlorida the saftey ride Bob was participating in.

There is a forum page at Bob King memory book. Please visit this forum and write your condolences, comments, memories. Pictures can also be posted there and are encouraged. If you are not currently an ABC member you can read this page and email any information you would like to post to azbikeclub@gmail.com.

The board is starting a memorial project and will now be connected to the Ghostbikes.org. We plan to have a ghostbike for Bob in phoenix and maybe a second in Florida. The memorial page is
Memorial Page . If you would like to work with on the Ghost bike for Bob send us an email and we will keep you in the loop.

News articles about the incident here and here.
Here is a very thoughtful article from commuteorlando.com about Bob’s death and inattention / distracted driving.

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