Seattlelites are actually shooting bikers?

A new co-worker of mine is an avid biker and let me know about a friend of his that he bikes with. I was shocked that people around here would actually shoot someone on a bike! Sure the bikers around here are all over the place and get in the way a lot…. but shooting them is more than outrageous!!

Peter McKay has some details and of course the local press is covering it too….

The following is from the Seattle Randonneurs email list:

Hello generous cyclists! Shan reports that we’re over $5,000 for the reward fund, and the pledges are still coming in. Not bad at all for 48 hours and our modest sized group. Just imagine if we really tried to get the word out to cyclists far and wide.

Back to the mechanics of this reward thing: The problem we’ve had this week is that the two principal leaders of the local Crimestoppers who would normally handle a special reward such as this are at a conference out of the country. But we are now set to go despite that setback. Special thanks to Leticia at Crimestoppers who took hours out of her day off to help us out.

I’ve been in touch with the person at Bank of America (First Hill
branch) who normally handles these reward accounts with Crimestoppers. We are initially setting up the BofA account with the $1,000 contributors. That should be in place Thursday morning. The rest of us contributors should send checks to BAW, per Kent’s offer, as follows:

– Payable to the Bicycle Alliance of Washington (NOT to the BofA
account)
– Mailed to this address: BAW, PO Box 2904, Seattle, WA 98111
– You can also pay via PayPal <https://www.paypal.com/&gt; (pay to donation@bicyclealliance.org).
– Either way, the amount should be noted as being for the “Crimestoppers – Cyclist Shooting Reward”.

*Please do this within the next day or two.* Kent will then make a single deposit to the account at Bank of America. (Sorry – it is not possible for all of us to make our deposits directly to the account at BoA; that would be a much more complex set up process and has other disadvantages.)

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