So as I drive around town I spotted some white bikes in Midtown. As my mind doesn’t operates like most minds I started to think, yup scary, I thought about the reason for the bikes. To be honest none of them made sense and I decided that it was the beauty of weird Midtown Memphis, but I couldn’t be wronger…yes I said wronger, you know more wrong than wrong.
I research the reason for the bikes and it turned out to be something so cool that I had to write about it. The ones in Memphis are for Chris Davidson, a 37-year-old guy that left the Hi Tone after a concert and was struck by a hit-and-run driver. I found this on the Memphis Flyer site.
The Ghost Bikes are a memorial to fallen cyclist. The ones here are located where Davidson started and where he was hit. This actually shows that cars aren’t the only ones on the road. Every time I am driving when I see a bike or a motorcycle I made sure I am extra careful. Davidson could have been with us still if the person that hit him would have stopped and help.
They do this all over the world, you can read about Ghost Bikes here. I think the reason for this is a really cool way to make people aware that cyclist and even motorcyclist have a right to share the road with us car driving people. So here is my request, please LOOK TWICE, let the guys and girls in 2 wheels feel save riding around the city.