Upset by the Death of a Cyclist in Albany

The Troy Bike Rescue Volunteer Community was saddened to hear about the recent death of fellow-cyclist Paul Merges, who was
murdered by a drunken motorist on Saturday, November 24th on Washington Avenue in Albany.  We want to express our condolences to the family and our solidarity with all cycling families who live in fear of these sorts of incidents.  Paul could have been any of us.

We would like to ask that people remember that bicycles and pedestrians are traffic too. We are family members, co-workers, and friends. We ride our bikes for fun, exercise, and most importantly as a form of transportation.  We are fragile human beings with very little separating us from the automobiles we meet.  We'd like to ask everyone to please, share the road.

For a newspaper article about the incident, follow this link.

will be donating a 'ghost bike' which will be chained up near the site of the incident serve as a memorial to the killed cyclist.  For more info on ghost bikes: