LAS VEGAS – (Dec. 11, 2020) A vigil honoring the lives of five Las Vegas cyclists who lost their lives in a tragic accident on Thursday, Dec. 10, is being held on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2020, at Las Vegas Cyclery (10575 Discovery Dr.). The event is being held outdoors from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A virtual vigil will also be held at 3 p.m., broadcast from the parking lot of Las Vegas Cyclery. People can cycle or drive through to leave flowers, cards, or to make a donation to support the cyclists’ families. Donations can also be made online at www.lasvegascyclistmemorial.com. Grief counselors from the Trauma Intervention Program will be available for anyone. For details, visit the event page on Facebook.
The lives being honored include Aksoy Ahmet, 48, Michael Murray, 57, Gerrard Nieva, 41, Erin Ray, 39, and Tom Trauger, 57.
“When one cyclist gets hit, it’s a hit to our entire community,” says Heather Fisher, president of Save Red Rock. “The best way to honor our friends’ lives is to come together and make Las Vegas a safer place for cyclists. An accident like this can never happen again.”
Speakers at the online and in-person vigil include Rep. Susie Lee, County Commissioner Justin Jones, Paul Masto, Heather Fisher of Save Red Rock, Jared Fisher of Las Vegas Cyclery, Pat Treichel of Ghost Bike, Penny Fife, MFT, Trauma Specialist, among other notable members of the Las Vegas community. Members of the community are encouraged to express their memories on a Facebook Livestream that will run throughout the day on the vigil event page.
About Save Red Rock
Save Red Rock Canyon CDC 501c3 is a nonprofit organization working to preserve the safety, serenity, and scenic nature of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Save Red Rock strives to protect the rural character and prioritize recreational and environmental needs over other uses not conducive to the primary uses as determined by the public and the NCA’s mission. For more information, visit www.SaveRedRock.com or connect with Save Red Rock on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.