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Memorial Gathering and Ride for John Fauerby and Lynne Rosenbusch

Thursday, November 5, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mark Alpert
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  John Fauerby and Lynne Rosenbusch 

John Fauerby and Lynne Rosenbusch were killed when they were struck from behind by a drunk driver while riding their tandem bike in Calvert County on Saturday afternoon, October 31. John and Lynne were avid cyclists and touched many lives. They were randonneurs, active with the D.C. Randonneurs, long-time members of the Potomac Pedalers and Frederick Pedalers, and active in the bike advocacy community as members of the Montgomery County Bicycle Action Group (MCBAG) for over twenty years, WABA, and Bike Maryland. It seems John and Lynne were active in all the local bike organizations from Oxon Hill and Anne Arundel to Frederick and probably beyond. This loss is felt very deeply in our community. Everyone is welcome to both events below to honor their lives.


Celebration of Life Gathering
Saturday, 11/7, 12-4 PM
Black Hill Regional Park, shelter C


This Saturday (11/7) there will be a Celebration of Life at Black Hill Regional Park hosted by Arlene Rosenbusch, the sister of Lynne. We will say some prayers around 1 and before and after we can share stories about Lynne and John. Food will be served picnic style. Please bring your bicycles and enjoy the park. Spread the word, all are welcome. If possible, please RSVP on the Facebook page so the family has some idea of how many people to expect.

Ghost Bike Placement Ride
Sunday, 11/22, 11 AM
Beach Elementary School

7900 Old Bayside Rd

Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732

A ride place a ghost bike for John and Lynne is scheduled for 11/22. Most likely there will be two rides of 12 and 20 miles that will converge at 11 AM to place the ghost bike at the site of the collision on Tobacco Road. Details will be announced soon. Tandem bike is being donated and prepared by Larry Black of Mt. Airy Bicycles.


Click here to register for the Ghost Bike ride by Friday, 11/20 if you are attending. This will be a police supported ride and we need to provide an attendance estimate in advance.




more Ride Schedule

BB * 1 hour to 1.25 hour * DC/MD/VA * 6:00 PM * Zwift Ride * Your Trainer

CC/B * 35 * MD * 11:00 AM * Bud Bike Tuesday * Buddy Attick Park (BUD) * 50°

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Matthew BirnbaumMatt is Chairman of Potomac Pedalers
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