Krasnopoler Memorial Ride Rescheduled

Organizers of the bike ride remembering Nathan Krasnopoler, 20, who was killed while riding his bike on University Parkway will try again on Wednesday.

A ride to remember a Johns Hopkins University student who died from injuries sustained after he was struck by a car while riding his bike has been rescheduled.

The second memorial ride for Nathan Krasnopoler, 20, will start at 7 p.m., Wednesday in front of the Broadview Apartments, 116 W. University Parkway, according to a spokeswoman for the event.

Initially, the ride was set for Tuesday evening, but was postponed due to inclimate weather. The ride was set to correspond with the second anniversary of the crash that took Krasnopoler's life.

Krasnopoler was first hit by a car while riding in the bike lane of west bound University Parkway near Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus on Feb. 26, 2011. The car was driven by then 83-year-old Jeanette Marie Walke.

Walke was ticked for failing to yield to Krasniopoler's right of way and fined $220 in May of 2010. Krasnopoler, who had suffered severe brain damage and had been in a coma since the accident, died of his injuries that August.

Last year, Krasnopoler's parents, friends and cycling activists organized the first ride in his memory. His parents have also started organization Americans for Older Driver Safety and have lobbied for legislation placing stricter requirements on the licensing of older drivers.


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