Ghost Ryders

The Ghost Ryders are based out of Oxnard and Los Angeles, Calif. The group formed four and half years ago to make memorials in honor of cyclists who have been killed while riding. The Ghost Ryders have done 45 memorials since the group was started and each bike has been donated to them by families and organizations. Anthony Martinez and Santiago “Junior” Villafana came to Lake Havasu Wednesday afternoon to honor Larry Smith and Deborah Robinson, who were killed in a cycling accident July 1, on State Route 95. The bikes were painted by Villafana and signed by Angelique Martinez, where they were then later placed along the side of the highway.

For further information on Ghost Ryders, visit their Facebook page at : https://www.facebook.com/ghostryderssocal/info

For information on Ghost Bikes, visit: http://ghostbikes.org/

 

Anthony Martinez and Junior Villafana secure the bikes to a guardrail Wednesday afternoon. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Anthony Martinez and Junior Villafana secure the bikes to a guardrail Wednesday afternoon. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

"Junior" Santiago and Anthony Martinez walk to the side of Highway 95 to place the bikes Wednesday afternoon. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

“Junior” Villafana and Anthony Martinez walk to the side of Highway 95 to place the bikes Wednesday afternoon. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Angelique Martinez signs one of the bikes in memory of Deborah Robinson and Larry Smith. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Angelique Martinez signs one of the bikes in memory of Deborah Robinson and Larry Smith. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Linda Rosetta hugs Anthony Martinez after he arrives to place the bikes along Highway 95. Rosetta has also lot her own son in law to a cycling accident a year ago. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Linda Rosetta hugs Anthony Martinez after he arrives to place the bikes along Highway 95. Rosetta has also lot her own son in law to a cycling accident a year ago. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Ghost Ryders arrive Wednesday afternoon to place memorial bikes on Highway 95 near Sara Park. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Ghost Ryders arrive Wednesday afternoon to place memorial bikes on Highway 95 near Sara Park. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Jillian Danielson/RiverScene


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