Not Just Press Conferences and Petitions, Riders Hosts Fundraisers for Crash Victims

Ever since Christine Dahab crashed in to a group of bike riders last month, the story of the crash and people’s reaction to it has been a hot topic here at Streetsblog and around the city.  But in addition to the protests, press conferences and organizing that’s been done by bike community’s activists, there’s been a lot of activity on another level: trying to take care of the riders that were wounded in the crash.

This weekend, both Friday and Saturday, Manny’s Car Wash on 4635 E. Valley Blvd., in East L.A. is hosting a fundraiser from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. for riders injured in a crash in Culver City during a ride that started in Koreatown.  Regardless of what one thinks about the Midnight Ridazz, this is a pretty strong statement of city-wide unity from the bicycling community.  All proceeds from the wash will go to victims of the crash.

Ridazz have been handing out flyers advertising the car wash at rides and other bike events throughout the city.  I’ve been flyered twice, one at Critical Mass and again last week at the cyclist press conference at City Hall.  And yes, they will wash bicycles too.  The cost is $5 for bikes, $8 for cars, and $12 for SUV’s.

If you know of any other upcoming fundraisers to benefit the crash victims, please let me know at damien@streetsblog.org.  For more information on this event, visit their Facebook Page.

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