Last month 57-year-old Megan Charlop, an avid cyclist and foster mom, died when she fell under a bus after getting clipped by a car door in the Bronx. Tomorrow there will be a memorial ride and Ghost Bike dedication for Charlop, whom one local resident called "our angel. I waved her goodbye as she rode away. She looked so happy. She died doing something she loved."
Friends, coworkers and colleagues will ride from Norwood to East Tremont, where they will dedicate a Ghost Bike in Charlop's honor at the intersection of Crotona Avenue and East Tremont Avenue. The ride begins at 1 p.m. at Valentine-Varian House, 3266 Bainbridge Avenue between East 208th Street and Van Cortlandt Avenue East, Norwood, the Bronx. The memorial dedication is scheduled for 45 minutes later near the spot where Charlop died.
According to a statement from Transportation Alternatives, "Meg devoted her entire life to helping New Yorkers fight for health, dignity and a better future. She improved her community at every scale from individuals she mentored, to home improvements on abandoned houses, to advocating for better infrastructure. As the Director of the Community Health Division at the Montefiore School Health Program, Megan worked tirelessly to encourage more active, healthy living in neighborhoods with few open spaces or amenities."