The following essay was written by Ellen Fletcher in 2000. We share it with you to give you a sense of just how much she overcame in her early years, before becoming the bicycling revolutionary we came to love in California.Life in Nazi Germany
I was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1928. My mother was a German native, but my father was born in a part of Austria which was annexed to Poland... read the whole note.
As soon as we learned of Ellen Fletcher's passing on November 7, we sent a request to friends and acquaintances of hers, asking them to share their personal memories of Ellen. We'll be posting them here as they come in, and we encourage you to contribute in the comments section below.
For those of you who didn't know Ellen, I'll describe her as she was always described to me. "She's a... read the whole note.