Team Roaring Mouse Cycles and Third Pillar Racing Team are holding a joint memorial ride this Saturday March 15th, to honor the lives of Kristy Gough and Matt Peterson, two teammates killed on Steven's Creek Canyon last Sunday while on a training ride. Friends, family, fellow cyclists and all those whose lives have been touched by Matt and Kristy are welcome. The ride will include a visit to the site of the crash site for those to share their memories.
We have the full support of the Sheriff’s Department for the memorial ride. They will be escorting us down to the site and closing down Steven's Canyon road for us while we are there so we'll have plenty of room to pay our respects. Additionally, in light of the situation, they have encouraged as many members of their team to come out to the start site (Foothill College) to mingle with us. Both Roaring Mouse and Third Pillar welcome their support and offer of services. If you feel comfortable, please feel free to approach them.
Alto Velo/Webcor has offered to provide safety support for the memorial ride. They have orange vest and paddles and will post themselves at the busy intersections.
This will be rain or shine (there have been some questions about this).
Parking at Foothill College: We have secured free parking in Lot 1 (the one closest to the football field) from 2pm – 6pm. If cars are parked in other lots, or in Lot 1 for times outside of 2-6pm, they must purchase a $2 parking pass from machines throughout the parking lots.
It is going to be very important that during the ride we proceed in an orderly fashion and keep the group as tight as possible.
Start @ Foothill College (Parking Lot #1, near the football stadium)
- Left on El Monte
- Right on Foothill Expressway
- Continue on Steven's Creek Canyon
Press are welcome to attend, however it is requested to respect during the ride. It would be most meaningful if the press were to come on their bikes, as we are all cyclists this week.