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Bobby Cann killed on Clybourn last night. Critical Mass Tribute?

Hi everyone,

My dear, close friend was killed on his way home from work last night. His name is Bobby Cann. Friends and I gathered at his house after to mourn. He was my best friend. He was such an advocate for cycling and safety. I met him years ago while working at REI. I want to have tomorrow's Mass in his honor. Any ideas/help?

Thank you all,

Phil

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Saw on FB that he had just rode in this year's Ride of Silence.  Heartbreaking.

So sad.

So sorry for your loss.

I'll be there at some point between 5 and 6.

Terrible.

Philip Bird said:

A quick note: Myself as well as a lot of Bobby's friends are going to be at the accident site this evening between 4:30-6 with flowers and to pay our respect. Please feel free to stop by, say a prayer or just be there. Clybourn and Larrabee. 

Thanks again,

Phil

There's a crew trying right now to get a map together for tomorrow's mass that includes a stop at the site.  I'll bring some flyers with this map by tonight if we can get it together.

We're all so very sorry for your loss.

Posting here too:

Hello all, Jason Jenkins, Crash Support Programs Manager here at Active Trans

Once again, we're all so sorry to hear about Bobby. I just wanted Philip and anyone else who may be friends or family of Bobby's to know that our Crash Support Hotline can also connect friends and family members with qualified grief counselors.

I'd also say that we always encourage victims of crashes, witnesses, friends and or family to be very careful about discussing or speculating about the details of a crash with the press or in online forums, Facebook etc., without speaking to an attorney first. Talking about the person, who they were, what they meant, how much they’ll be missed, how much they loved cycling etc. is all pretty safe territory. But just be wary of details and speculation about the actual events of the crash. Unfortunately it's all too easy for words to get twisted around and have an unintended outcome.

Feel free to let me know if you have any specific questions.

Jason Jenkins

Crash Support Programs Manager
Active Trans

We are aware of your desire to honor Bobby and are working on modifying our May Showers Parade ride. It's increased the length by two miles but it's certainly worth it. Will you want the Mass to stop? Also will you guys be willing to help lead until we get there to ensure that it gets to the cross road?

Here is the current route: http://goo.gl/maps/3GcE0

We'll have a modified map shortly.

My deepest sympathies to Bobby's friends and family, and all who are affected.

Here are the revised maps. Whomever will be leading the ride should print out the hard directions from Google cause the map does not lend itself to accuracy. Again the route directions can be found here: http://goo.gl/maps/AMYFu

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Ride of Silence-Chicago remembers Bobby. He was with us at the Tribute event and won a ROS t-shirt. We saw him at the Ride of Silence and he was excited to be a part of the ride that honors cyclists and calls for sharing the road. We thank Bobby for his enthusiasm and honor his memory. (Family and friends - please know that he will be remembered with the Chicago Ride of Silence)

Heartbreaking.  A terribly sad story to hear.  Echoing h's sympathies to friends and family.  I am sure that  there will be hundreds in the cycling family celebrating Bobby on tomorrow's ride.

Absolutely heartbreaking, sorry for the loss.

Chicago Ride of Silence said:

Ride of Silence-Chicago remembers Bobby. He was with us at the Tribute event and won a ROS t-shirt. We saw him at the Ride of Silence and he was excited to be a part of the ride that honors cyclists and calls for sharing the road. We thank Bobby for his enthusiasm and honor his memory. (Family and friends - please know that he will be remembered with the Chicago Ride of Silence)

Philip/anyone-- do you know what Bobby's favorite snack/pastry may have been? I may have time to stop off and get something to hand out at mass.

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