Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bike Ride of Silence, Wed, May 19th at 7pm

Just a reminder that the national Ride of Silence is 2 weeks from this Wednesday, May 19. http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php. Sylvia's name is on the memorial page listing hundreds of people killed on bikes. People from all over the country are organizing rides that will begin at 7 pm local time.

I hope all of you will find ways, large and small, to participate and/or encourage others to participate in a ride near you. If a ride is not organized near you, you can organize your own and have it posted on the Ride of Silence website for others to see and join. It doesn't have to be a big event. Five people riding together and reflecting on those who died biking, especially Sylvia, would mean much to Francoise and me.

We still have "I Ride for Sylvia" T-shirts we could mail out, $10 each to cover cost plus mailing. One shirt free to the organizer of a ride. This amount for the shirts should be in a check to me as we haven't integrated the sale of the shirts into the Foundation's finances. Any additional tax-deductible amount you'd like to contribute should follow donation directions on the website www.sylviabinghamfoundation.org. We plan soon to shift money to another foundation but the instructions on the site are still good.

For those of you not able to be with us on April 24, we had a wonderful gathering of family and friends to remember Sylvia whose 23d birthday was Earth Day, 4/22. We planted a fig tree in our back yard in her memory and included some of Sylvia's ashes. The tree is thriving as are many other plants that guests brought. We also raised funds for the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund, something we know Sylvia would have supported. A couple of pictures are pasted below.

Thank you all for whatever you can do on May 19,