Justin Ferrari was one of 10,000 people registered to bike from Seattle to Portland this weekend before he was killed in the crossfire of a May shooting at MLK and Cherry. Now, a few of his friends plan to ride the 202 miles in his honor.
The Seattle to Portland Classic is Cascade Bicycle Club’s biggest annual ride, and it has become legendary across the country. People from 40 states and four countries will depart from a parking lot near Husky Stadium starting at 4:45 a.m. Saturday morning.
The ride will leave town via Lake Washington Boulevard, traveling alongside Madrona where Ferrari, his wife and two children made their home.
According to Cascade, his friends are “riding in his honor, celebrating Justin’s life and friendship.”
Ride on. Wish I could join you. I’ll cheer you on from the BLVD somewhere.
What a sweet tribute by his friends. Prayers for and best wishes to his friends and family.
While I admire what Justin’s friends are doing to commemorate him, it would be even better if they could add their mass voice to getting our government’s attention in doing something about the gang violence in Seattle. In my opinion, the best way to remember Justin is to have laws passed that would help prevent these types of tragedies in the future.
Oh, in the middle of the busiest day in the middle of the shopping district in Columbia City- a running gun battle.