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Ruth Bascom Memorial Ride Draws a Large, Grateful Crowd
Wednesday's Ruth Bascom Memorial Ride was a huge success, drawing around 200 riders according to a Register-Guard estimate. The crowd was speckled with flowers and "Thank You Ruth Bascom" signs, and was attended by some of the original "movers and shakers" who helped cycling get started in Eugene. Before the ride, participants heard testimony from people who had experiences with Ruth or with Ruth's legacy, including GEARs President and 1998 Alice Award winner Sue Wolling; Mayor Kitty Piercy; Paul Nicholson of Paul's Bicycle Way of Life, who served with Ruth on City Council and while she was mayor; late 70's Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator and 2001 Alice Award Winner Diane Bishop; and member of the 1970's Eugene … Continue reading "Ruth Bascom Memorial Ride Draws a Large, Grateful Crowd"