MOORESVILLE, Ala. — Cyclists, family and friends met Thursday afternoon to remember a beloved rider who was struck and killed by a drunk driver one year ago.
They remember Jose Zayas.
About 100 cyclists gathered for the first annual “Ride On, Z” Memorial Ride.
The riders met at Southern Carnage bicycle shop in Mooresville and rode to the site where Zayas was struck, which is dawned with a beautiful marker. Zayas was hit near the intersection of Boeing Blvd SW and Wall Triana Highway.
Alabama law requires drivers give a minimum of 3 feet distance between their vehicles and bicyclists on the road. But, a friend and fellow rider of Zayas, urges you to give much more than that. We spoke with Troy Spier. He tells our reporter, “There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t think about him… We just ask that it only takes you about 15 seconds to pass us safely. So, please give us room because this is all we have, right here.”
All the proceeds will go to the ‘Ride on, Zayas Foundation’.