Two years ago this month, Johns Hopkins University computer science student Nathan Krasnopoler, an avid bicyclist, was struck by a car while riding his bike on West University Parkway near the school's Homewood campus. He died several months later from severe brain injuries sustained in the crash.
Local bicyclists, friends and family will remember the 20-year-old Howard County native and 2009 graduate of the Shoshana S. Cardin School in Baltimore with a memorial ride Feb. 26.
The short ride, open to all, will leave from The Broadview apartment building area at 116 W. University Parkway at 6:30 p.m.
Krasnopoler was riding in a marked bike lane when an 83-year-old driver making a right turn crashed into him and trapped him under her car. His family has become bicycle safety activists since Nathan's death and are launching an organization, Americans for Older Driver Safety, according to a Meet-Up web page highlighting the ride.