• Posted May 14, 2012

"While cyclists ride in Silence, this ride is anything but quiet" worldwide - Wednesday May 16th. Attend one of 7 events in Iowa.


Join cyclists worldwide on Wednesday, May 16th starting at 7:00 PM for a silent procession in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on America's public roadways. PLEASE Attend a Ride of Silence event near you and make a statement for cyclists everywhere.

Why does this ride exist? The Ride of Silence is to HONOR and pay respect to those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. It exists also To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here and we have a legal right to ride on the roads. Please SHARE THE ROAD.

Last year over 250 cyclists participated in the 7th annual Ride of Silence in Des Moines. Hundreds more participated in several locations around in Iowa. Past Ride of Silence PHOTOS, VIDEO AND RESULTS (by city). View the complete ROS list below. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.

"Ride of Silence" events taking place in Iowa The Des Moines ride will take place from 7:00 pm - 7:45pm in Des Moines. Be there at 6:30 for a 'sound-off' for those not with us anymore and those who have recovered. Click on the Ride Details below for more information.

Since May 17th 2011, 17 cyclists have been added to the list. 4 cyclists were killed and 13 injured while riding their bicycle. 160 cyclists are listed below (as of May 15, 2012).


These are cyclists who have been injured or killed on Iowa's roadways, or Iowa cyclists who have been killed cycling elsewhere in the USA.


2012 (5)
  • Injured: Unidentified Male in Windsor Heights - Another cyclist came upon an accident in Windsor Heights on University just East of 73rd. It looked like a male on a long wheelbase recumbent had been hit, probably by a car, but only minor injuries as everyone that I saw was up walking around. There was another bike nearby. No further details at this time. May 15th 2012
  • Injured: Unidentified male from Waterloo - A man was taken to the hospital for minor injuries after he collided with a car while riding his bike. The accident happened shortly after noon at the intersection of East Third and Franklin streets. Paramedics with Waterloo Fire Rescue took the man, whose identity wasn’t immediately available, to a local hospital. Police said the injuries weren’t life threatening. May 7th 2012
  • Injured: William Kammerer, 31 of Sioux city - William was riding his bike eastbound on West Sixth Street at 5:10 a.m. when he was struck by a truck that was headed south, Kammerer and his bicycle became lodged underneath the truck. After he got loose, the truck's driver drove off, leaving Kammerer lying on the roadway with multiple broken bones. He was listed in critical condition. The driver was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident, failing to yield and not having any insurance for the vehicle. April 29th 2012 info
  • Injured: Melissa Denison of Des Moines - Hit by a motorist who was on his phone and turned into her while she had the right of way and rode through a green light. She was lucky enough to have just a few minor injuries and a concussion. The bike was broken into two pieces and she went up onto the hood of the car and down onto the pavement. Fortunately, the driver stopped immediately or he would have run her over completely. Had she not been wearing a helmet, things would not have been so "minor." April 17th 2012
  • Injured: Unidentified cyclist from Waterloo - Waterloo police and paramedics responded to a crash involving a semi truck and a bicyclist on Highway 20 in Waterloo Sunday evening (Mar 25th). Details weren't available, but police said the accident happened at about 9:20 p.m. on the highway just west of the Sergeant Road interchange. March 25th 2012 info

2011 (18)
  • Killed: Darlene L. Cooper, 50 of Montrose - Adam Carter, 26, of Montrose was headed south on U.S. 61 the same direction as the bicyclist and apparently struck the Darlened with the passenger side of his vehicle and was thrown from her bike and pronounced dead at the scene. November 7, 2011 info
  • Killed: Michael Craig Alexander, 57 of Montrose - Michael died after being struck by a vehicle driven by Wayd Lee Youngquist Wayde Lee Youngquist, 48, of Montrose was driving a 2009 Chevrolet pickup and traveling southbound on U.S 61, in the outside lane of the four-lane roadway. Alexander was riding a bicycle on the highway and also traveling southbound in the outside lane of the four-lane highway. Authorities said the pickup struck the bicyclist. The Iowa State Patrol is investigating the crash. October 21st 2011 info
  • Injured: Jason Iverson, 29 of Muscatine - The incident occurred at 4:41 p.m. Jason was riding his bicycle southbound on F Avenue when it was struck from behind by a 1994 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Joshua Fankhauser, 37, Muscatine, according to a crash report from the Iowa State Patrol. Iverson was thrown from the bicycle. He was transported by Air Care to University Hospitals in Iowa City with unknown injuries. The crash remains under investigation. August 17th 2011 info
  • Injured: Adrian Phillipe Lucas, 5 of Waterloo - Serious, but not life threatening injuries; driver didn't see the child because the setting sun was in her eyes, according to the report. No citations have been issued in the accident. Auguest 10th 2011 info
  • Injured: Gretchen Fuerste, 59 of Dubuque - Gretchen was one of two people who were injured Saturday when a driver of a pick-up truck hit a vehicle and then a bicyclist about two-tenths of a mile later on Balltown Road, north of Dubuque. Gretchen Fuerste, 59, a Dubuque ophthalmologist, who was riding her bicycle, was transported to The Finley Hospital and then airlifted to Mayo Hospitals in Rochester, Minn. As of Sunday evening, Fuerste was listed as in serious condition. July 30, 2011 info
  • Killed: "Railroad Randy" (Nomeland), 60 of Minneapolis, MN - Hobo from Minneapolis riding to Hobo Days in Britt. He was struck from behind by SUV on Hwy. 18 at 10:30PM; Travis J. Thomas, 39, of Floyd was charged with operating while under the influence following a fatal SUV-bicycle accident Friday night near Britt. The driver will be sentanced on July 16th 2012. July 30th 2012 info
  • Injured: Lukas Meade Hensen, 22 of Waterloo - Shortly after 8 pm, officers found Lukas with a non-life-threatening a head injury and was taken to Covenant Medical Center.The car driver, Steven George Cummings, 51, of Evansdale, was not injured. Cummings was arrested for operating while intoxicated and possession of methamphetamine.The accident remains under investigation. June 13th 2011 info
  • Killed: Lucia Ribeiro-Sulentic, 49 of Dike - The crash happened at about 6:20 a.m. on Old Highway 20/160th Street, about two miles east of Dike. Ribeiro-Sulentic was riding her bike westbound when she was struck from behind be a westbound Jeep Liberty driven by 30-year-old Dustin Hughson of Grundy Center, according to the sheriff's office. She died at the scene. June 7th 2011 info
  • Injured: Thomas Nelson, 30, of Cedar Falls - Thomas was struck from behind around 10:00pm by a car driven by a 22 year old female in Cedar Falls on May 25, 2011. info
  • Injured: Paul Reidesel, 81, of Davenport - Cyclist was riding westbound on Lombard and failed to stop or yield to oncoming oncoming traffic. May 24th 2011
  • Injured: Phil C. of Urbandale - A 16 year old driver made a right hand turn from the driving lane on Hickman on to 142nd, hitting Phil as he crossed the intersection on the bike trail with a green light. Phil landed on the hood and broke the windshield with his shoulder. Urbandale police declined to ticket the motorist because Phil did not push the button for the cross walk. You see, the cross walks do not light up automatically. You must stop, push the button at each intersection before crossing. - May 19th 2011 info
  • Injured" Laura Ridgway of West Des Moines - Riding on bike trail, car crossed trail; driver cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian. May 17th 2011 info
  • Injured: Greg Titus, 75, of Fairfield - 75 year old driver struck a cyclist but didn't knock him off his bike. Greg sustained a bruise and knocked the mirror off the truck, but no other damage to Greg or his bike. The driver was cited with 321.281, passing too close to a bicyclist. $402 with court costs. May 1st 2011
  • Injured: Gary Spitz or Fairfield, IA - Gary was struck from behind with the mirror of a passing van. SAME DRIVER AS GREG TITUS. Driver upset because he is going to be cited with another $402 fine. Gary is without serious injury, but was knocked off his bike and transported by ambulance. May 1st 2011
  • Injured: William Kammerer, 31, of Sioux City. - Struck by pickup and dragged 150 feet; broken bones; driver charged with leaving the scene, no insurance, and failing to yield. April 29th 2011
  • Killed: David Garrels, 58, of Wever, Iowa was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash after he was struck from behind by a car on Highway 61 in Des Moines County. The Iowa State Patrol were still investigating the incident. March 16th 2011 info
  • Injured: Thomas Vanderwoude, 65, of Sioux City, was riding his bicycle northbound on Floyd Boulevard when the right side mirror of a Ford Ranger, also traveling northbound, clipped Vanderwoude and knocked him to the ground knocking him unconscious. No traffic citations were issued. February 1st, 2010 info
  • Injured: Timothy Green, 56, of Coralville, was riding his bike north on the shoulder of Highway 965 when he was struck by a car turning onto the highway on did not see Tim. Charges were pending. January 7th 2011 info
2010 (27)
  • Died from Cancer: “Cocktail” David Halter, 52, passed away December 3rd 2010 after several bouts with cancer. Dave first found out about his cancer in 2005 when he was accosted on the Inner Urban Trail by a group of teens on his commute home from work at UPS. info
  • Injured: Charlie Wittmack, 33 of Des Moines was clipped by a car that was traveling about 50 mph in Kazakhstan located in Central Asia. Wittmack was knocked unconscious and luckily suffered only minor injuries. Wittmack was in the middle of the second leg of the world triathlon as he was biking from France to Mount Everest. October 11th
  • Injured: Donald Barry, 61, of Bettendorf, was traveling eastbound on LeClaire Road when a vehicle struck him from behind. No charges filed. October 18, 2010 info
  • Injured: John Stonebarger, 46, of Iowa City suffered a broken leg and broken back when hit from behind by a pickup just north of Lone Tree at 11 a.m. on a sunny Saturday morning, October 16, 2010.
  • Killed: Jason Lee Morris, 33, of Albany, Oregon who was killed while riding his bike across Iowa near Montezuma when a front passenger side tire on a truck failed causing the truck to veer hard to the right hitting Morris. October 6th 2010 info
  • Injured: John Condon, 50, of Decorah was riding his bike when he was struck and thrown ten feet away from his bike. The driver told police some items fell off the visor of the car, thus distracting her. Condon suffered minor road rash and contusions on his left shoulder, left side and right calf. He was checked by EMS personnel and released. Heckstein was not ticketed in connection with the accident until a week later when she was charged with "following too closely". Sept 28th
  • Killed: Jadrian Manning, 24, of Waterloo died after he was struck by a car shortly before 11 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident was under investigation. September 3rd 2010. info
  • Killed: Tiberiu Alexandru David, 43, of Kitchener was riding east in a designated bike lane in Waterloo when he was struck by a car traveling the same direction. was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet. No charges have been laid in connection with the crash, but police were still investigating. Sept 1st 2010info
  • Injured: Todd J. Woodward, 37, of Dubuque was biking on the sidewalk around 7:30 p.m. when he hit a curb, lost control and struck the ground. He was flown to University of Iowa Hospital. August 26th 2010 info
  • Injured: Dale Blakestad or St. Ansgar was badly injured in an accident involving a car and a bicycle. No other details reported. August 24th 2010 info
  • Killed: Paul Estrem, 70, of Decorah was riding on a bike path when he crossed a county road north of Calmar where he was struck and killed by a pickup. The State Patrol was investigating, August 11th 2010 info
  • Injured: Tyler Anderson, 22, was riding near the intersection of Grand Avenue and 20th Street in Ames when he was struck by a northbound pickup truck. The truck did not stop to render aid. He suffered serious injuries an arm and his head. The driver was charged in December with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, an aggravated misdemeanor after police used several vehicle parts from the crash scene back to develop a vehicle description. August 7th 2010 info
  • Killed: Susan Desotel, 51, of Cedar Rapids, obtained serious head injuries when an oncoming pickup turned in her path, police said. Desotel was thrown off her bike, hitting the pickup and then the pavement. She was wearing a helmet. The driver of the pickup turned himself in 3 months later on November 5th and was immediately taken to jail. July 30, 2010info
  • Injured: Jordan J. Johnson, 16, of Stratford, Texas collided with the rear of the truck when the vehicle failed to yield at a stop sign. The truck drove away from the scene even though he knew a bicyclist had hit him. Charges were pending. July 30th 2010 info
  • Injured: Mohammed Al-Marima, 49, of Bloomington, Ill suffered a shoulder injury as well as cuts to his right leg on RAGBRAI The 25 year-old driver of the car was charged with failure to yield on a left turn. Washburn, IA. July 30th 2010 info.
  • Killed: Stephen Briggs, 68, of Waverly was riding in a group during RAGBRAI when he collided with another bicyclist and was thrown from his bike. Stephen died from injuries the next day. July 29th 2010info
  • Injured: Unidentified person involved in bicycle crash 1300 block of East Euclid Avenue, Des Moines. July 18th 2010
  • Killed: Kim Lou Clayton, 55, of West Des Moines, was pronounced dead at the scene after failing to stop at the intersection of the trail and K Avenue. July 9th 2010 info.
  • Killed: Amiee Marie Atwell (12) of Little Sioux died after she was hit by a pickup truck in Harrison County in western Iowa. June 29th 2010 info
  • Killed: Alan Peterson, 50, of Laurens died when a car struck him from behind. Peterson, a high school science teacher for the Laurens-Marathon Community School District, was struck by a vehicle driven by a former student while riding his bicycle near Marathon. The driver cited he was unable to see the bicycle due to the blinding sunlight coming from the west. No charges have been filed. May 26 2010 info
  • Injured: unidentified boy of Des Moines. The boy ran into the car and was thrown off his bike. Police said the boy was shaken up but not seriously hurt. May 19 2010 info
  • Injured: unidentified boy (1) of Sioux City. hit by a truck that fled the scene. May 15 2010 info
  • Injured: unidentified boy (2) of Sioux City. hit by a truck that fled the scene. May 15 2010 info
  • Injured: Nico Beckerman, 20 of Iowa City. Left hand turn collision by drunk driver. April 11 2010 info
  • Injured: Lynn Harrison, 35, of Iowa City. Left hand turn collision by drunk driver. April 11 2010 info
  • Injured: Todd Spacek, 40, of Iowa City was riding a tandem when a pickup making a left hand turned collided with the tandem. March 31 2010 info
  • Injured: Kristin Spacek, 40, of Coralville was riding a tandem when a pickup making a left hand turned collided with the tandem. March 31 2010 info
2009 (20)
  • Injured: Jospeh Richey, 27, of Marion was hit by a pick-up from behind and later found in a ditch. the driver fled the scene September 18 2009 info
  • Killed: Mark Grgurich, 54, of Des Moines was hit by a pick-up from behind. the driver fled the scene August 30 2009 info
  • Killed: Mark Water Anderson, 58 of Spencer, was killed from behind by a van driven by Cameron Koopman, 21, of Brewster, Minn. Anderson was declared dead at the scene. August 18, 2009. info
  • Injured: Unidentified boy of Sioux City, Police say it appears the boy rode his bike into the truck's path. He was trapped underneath the rig and dragged for about a-half block. August 13, 2009 info
  • Injured: James Mapes, 54, of Latimer was hit by a semi from behind near Alexander. August 11 2009 info
  • Injured: Donald Myers, 69, of Rolla, Mo. Found unconscious near Lake Geode with a head injury July 27 2009 info
  • Injured: Kale Holt, of Iowa City was hit head on by a car leaving Scheels with her new bike. A distracted teenager was driving. July ? 2009
  • Injured: Duncan R. Ross, 51, of Dubuque (open car door) July 13 2009 info
  • Injured: Christopher Tyree Oneal, 19 of Waterloo (shot in foot while riding his bike) June 29 2009 info
  • Injured: Kari S. McGrath, of Dubuque (crossing street, hit by SUV) June 10 2009 info
  • Injured: Raymond A. Smith, 48, of Dubuque (right hand turn) June 3rd 2009 info
  • Injured: unidentified male - injured when the bicycle he was riding collided with an SUV in Davenport on May 12th 2009. info
  • Injured: Leesa Shoemaker - biking to work near Polk City on hwy 415, she was hit from behind. Leesa, an avid cyclist and 24-year veteran of the Polk County Sheriff's Office and currently a division chief. on May 12th 2009. info
  • Injured: unidentified male - struck by a car along Fleur Drive, Des Moines Fire Department officials said. The victim was hit by a car making a left turn about noon in a crosswalk at Fleur Drive and Gray's Lake Park. The bicyclist was taken to Mercy Medical Center for treatment of injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, police said. No citations had been issued as of late Friday and an investigation was ongoing, police said. on May 9th 2009. info
  • Injured: Erin Schroeder : biking along K-64 near C-60 near Plymouth, IA. Struck by a full can of beer and maybe a car. She was knocked out for a moment and woke up on the other side of the road. A reward was offered for the culprits. April 27th 2009 info
  • Injured/Killed: Charles Kolbe, 68, died April 25, 2009, following a nearly 12-year struggle with health complications following a spinal cord injury in 1997. Chuck was hit by a car and rendered quadriplegic while bicycle training for RAGBRAI. (info)
  • Injured: Doug Smith: near Winterset, where the driver of a truck pulling a trailer passed (in a no passing zone) too closely to a group of cyclists, ran over one cyclist with his trailer and left the scene. Cyclists report the motorist was honking constantly as he passed and returned to the scene 30 minutes later. April 11th 2009 info
  • Injured: Ghristopher Goerdt, 48, of Iowa City. cyclist struck by pickup truck driver. 3/25/09
  • Injured: Ken Sherman. Ken was crossing an intersection with a green light. Another driver was turning left from the opposite direction and slammed into Sherman, breaking bones and bruising his lung. The police don't dispute that the turning vehicle driver was at fault, but no traffic citation will be filed. March 7th 2009
  • Injured: Kurt Hantleman - unknown location in/around Des Moines. unknown details March 7th 2009
2008 (31)
  • Injured: Caitlin Becker of Iowa City, cyclist struck by ICPD patrol car, cyclist failed to yield. 10/26/08
  • Injured: Eric Ray Smith of Marshalltown, cyclist struck by car that stopped to make sure cyclist was OK, failed to give information 9/15/08
  • Injured: Rebecca Kiggins, 19, of Des Moines - hit-and-run driver ?/?/2008
  • Injured: Benjamin Rodriquez, 5 , of Des Moines, struck by truck. ?/?/2008
  • Injured: David Elbert - riding on the sidewalk just east of 28th Street and Grand Avenue when an eastbound driver passes and turns directly in front of the bicycle. 8/08
  • Injured: Donald Vanous, 54, of Rowley, struck from behind by car. 8/31/08
  • Injured: Cody Baker, 14, of Des Moines, cyclist rode through stop sign, hit by van that left scene, minor injuries. 8/15/08
  • Injured: James Basley, 83, of Cedar Falls, rode his bike into the path of an oncoming car 8/13/08
  • Injured: Unreleased, A man was taken to Mercy Medical Center following a car-bicycle accident that occurred near Third Street and Court Avenue shortly before 2 p.m. in downtown Des Moines 8/12/08.
  • Killed: Unreleased, 83. An 83-year-old man died at a hospital after being struck by a car while he was riding a bicycle Tuesday. Cedar Falls police and paramedics responded to the intersection of Cedar Heights Drive and Orchard Drive at 5:17 p.m. Witnesses told them the victim was riding west across Cedar Heights on his bicycle when he was struck by a southbound vehicle. 8/12/08.
  • Injured: A boy riding his bicycle in the intersection of 4th and Division streets in Davenport was struck by a car at 1:30 p.m. today. The boy was taken to Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme Street with non-life threatening injuries and is in stable condition, police said. The driver was not ticketed. Police said the boy darted into traffic on his bicycle. 8/9/08.
  • Injured: unidentified person - in Iowa City, involved in low impact collision 8/2/08
  • Killed: Dean Davis was killed sometime Saturday morning in the 2400 block of Des Moines Street which is just a half-block away from his home. Police said that they believe the homicide was a random act of violence. 7/28/08. info
  • Injured: Lian (Ken) Runxiong, 20, of Strawberry Point. hit on elbowby mirror while standing by co. road; elderly woman charged. August 2nd 2008
  • Injured: Charles Ninrichs, of Mason City, hit from behind by friend near where they worked; no charges. July 26th 2008
  • Injured: Stan Crull - hit after Styx/Nadas RAGBRAI/flood relief concert at ISU. July 22nd 2008
  • Injured: Sue Crull - hit after Styx/Nadas RAGBRAI/flood relief concert at ISU. July 22nd 2008
  • Injured: Gerald Balvanz, 77 of Dubuque was hit by a truck while riding his bicycle in rural Farley. Balvanz, who is hearing impaired, made an abrupt U-turn and collided with a vehicle. He told police that he didn't hear or see the truck approaching. [July 18th 2008] more...
  • Injured: Duff T. Powell, 21, of Fort Madison, was standing with his bicycle at Lee County Road 103 (West Point) at the crest of a hill near the intersection of 165th Street about one mile east of West Point when he was struck by a car traveling westbound. [July 21st 2008] more...
  • Killed: Rick Lind, 49 of Mason City was killed while riding a bike home from the Mason City office where he was working late. [July 12th 2008] more...
  • Injured: unidentified person, 15, of Urbandale, hit by truck. 7/3/08
  • Injured: Betti Murphy, 47, of Des Moines was riding her bicycle on Merle Hay Road when her bicycle was struck by a van which was pushed into the bicyclist from another accident. Betti was taken to the University of Iowa Hospital with multiple fractures, including a broken pelvis and broken ribs, as well as multiple abrasions. [June 23rd 2008] more...
  • Killed: Benjamin Rodriguez, 5, of Des Moines was hit by a tractor-trailer that was turning onto Scott Avenue from SE 28th St. Police said the incident was accidental and no charged were filed [June 17th 2008]
  • Injured: Devioin Sanders, 6 of Iowa City escaped serious injury when he rode his bike into the side of a city bus Wednesday afternoon. An investigation was completed and no charges will be filed, police said [June 2nd 2008]. info
  • Injured: Lucas Hyduke, 5, Iowa City was riding his bicycle along the sidewalk when struck by a vehicle backing from the driveway. Lucas was taken by ambulance to University Hospitals, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police charged the driver with failure to yield from a private drive. June 2nd 2008. info
  • Injured: Paul Varnum, 43, of Webster City was forced off his bike as a vehicle did a u-turn right in front of him. the vehicle ran over the seat and rear-wheel of Paul's bike and then took off. Paul luckily escaped with only a few scrapes. May 15th 2008.
  • Injured: Shakarian Jenkins, 4, of Des Moines was seriously injured in a truck-bicycle accident in Des Moines near East 16th Street and Dean Avenue on May 26th
  • Killed: Randy Van Zee, 56, of Sheldon, struck from behind on County Road B14 in northwestern Iowa on April 4, 2008.
  • Injured: Teresa Pugh - hit & run on Booneville road near De Soto, May 8th 2008.
  • Injured: Jeff Reiland - riding home from work along 86th Street in Urbandale crossing Colby Woods when he was hit by an SUV making a righthand turn. Treated at Mercy Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. The driver may have been cited for failure to yield. April 1st 2008.
  • Injured: unidentified woman on Raccoon River Valley Trail near Waukee in April ? 2008.
2007 (22)
  • Killed: Douglas Kenny, 21, of West Burlington, was struck from behind by pickup truck and thrown 114 feet on November 9th 2007.
  • Injured: Richard Robinson, 59, of Des Moines was injured October 23rd 2007.
  • Killed: Tanya Beruman, 13, of Columbus Junction, was killed when she failed to stop at the intersection and ran into the side of a semitrailer on October 18th, 2007.
  • Killed: Marie Degn, 67, of Northwood, was struck by truck on Hwy. 105 east of Lake Mills on September 27th, 2007.
  • Killed: Adam Finley, 30, of Auburn, was killed in Minneapolis, ran into school bus, identified by iPod on September 6th 2007.
  • Injured: Wayne Rathmann, 77, of Mason City, was hit broadside while riding a recumbent on August 26th 2007.
  • Injured: Matthew Siclari, of Ames, was injured ISU Veterinary student stuck from behind by truck trying to beat red light on September 7th 2007.
  • Injured: Howard Campbell, 51, of Des Moines was injured was injured on Sept 6th 2007.
  • Killed: Jerry Allen Person, 45, of Fort Smith, AK was killed in Muscatine, IA from a hit-and-run. driver arrested, on September 4th 2007.
  • Killed: Mark Snopek, of Boone, hit-and-run on August 9th 2007. info
  • Injured: Shauntrez Lamay, 11, of Des Moines, was hit on the corner of 28th Street and Rollins by a DMPD officer on July 13th 2007.
  • Injured: Steven Allsup, 47, Clinton, was injured on June 21st 2007.
  • Injured: John Nielsen, of Dunlap, was injured on June 25th 2007.
  • Injured: Brad Ashley, 35, Des Moines, was injured on June 19th 2007. He was knocked unconscious, suffered an arm injury and cuts and bruises when he took a spill near East 29th Street and Douglas Avenue. "A police report said Ashley was riding on East 29th Street when he heard a vehicle accelerate behind him and the driver honked the horn.
  • Killed: David Harris, of Atlantic was killed on June 17th, 2007.
  • Injured: David Tolander, 52, Waterloo, was injured on June 13th 2007.
  • Injured: John Schofield, 41, of West Des Moines, was seriously injured while biking northwest of Grimes, on June 12th 2007.
  • Injured: Sergey Motorny, 26, Des Moines, was seriously injured while biking northwest of Grimes, on June 12th 2007.
  • Injured: Robert F. Molsberry Around 6 PM on Saturday, May 31, 1997, Robert was struck from behind by an unidentified driver of a pick up truck on Highway 6, approximately 2 miles west of Grinnell, Iowa. A pastor, husband, father, and triathlete, Robert was left paraplegic following this near-fatal hit-and-run accident.
  • Injured: Brian Potteroff – May 2007 – got hit East of Ankeny – rear ended at stop light - Broken Rim – got lucky.
  • Injured: Amy ? – April 20th 2007 – Hit & run on NW 118th – training for triathlon – was hit with car mirror and knocked to the group. Injuries were only a small fracture in my left pelvis and scapula and she had road burn all the way up her left side and back. Her helmet was pretty well cracked down the back.
  • Killed: Daniel Robert Lewandowski, 57, of Des Moines was killed while riding his bicycle on SE 14th Street in Des Moines Feb 8th 2007.
2006 (9)
  • Killed: Tina Marie Brown, 46, of Des Moines – riding on Park Ave in Des Moines Dec 8th 2006.
  • Killed: John Maxwell ,45 - Dallas Center, IA - commuting to work south of Dallas Center - Sept 24, 2006.
  • Injured: Tom Hayes, 63, of Atlantic, was hit as a motorist crossed the white line near Atlantic, IA. in the fall of Sept 2006. Witnesses saw it happen. No charges fileds. Tom has permanent traumatic brain injury.
  • Injured: Collin O'Rourke, 14 – Injured on Polk Boulevard was hit by a minivan. July 5th 2006.
  • Killed: Daniel Young, 45, of Newark, N.Y. a New York man was biking to Colorado and died near Marshalltown, July 1st 2006.
  • Killed: Bill Perrier 51, of Madrid, July 13, 2006.
  • Injured: Steve Baker - On July 3, 2006 he was hit by a truck on the Great Western Trail, Life-Flighted out, almost died but survived and is now back cycling
  • Injured: David Lippold – June 21st 2006 - Road Rage - riding on Polk Boulevard in Des Moines when a driver slammed on the brakes, got out of the car and hit him in the face, then drove off.
  • Killed: Lewis Palmer 16, or WAUKON was riding his bicycle east on County Road A52 when a vehicle driven by a 19 year old who attempted to pass Palmer in a no-passing zone.
2005 (3)
  • Killed: Br. Bob Breedlove, 53, June 23rd 2005 - a Des Moines doctor and accomplished endurance cyclist, was killed n southern Colorado during the Race Across America. “Just another day in paradise” (Gretchen is his wife).
  • Killed: Brian Shaver Ankeny, IA September 11, 2005 – early morning training ride – hit by drunk driver
  • Injured: Mark Corley - hit by a dumptruck in May 2005 while riding near Booneville. Shattered hip, skull fracture/concussion Broke finger
2004 (8)
  • Killed: Daniel Wisnousky, 37 Ames, IA October 23, 2004 - was run over by a grain wagon pulled by a tractor.
  • Killed: Jean Ann Mohr, 51, of Galva when she was struck by a pickup while riding her bicycle west of Schaller. She was pronounced dead at the scene. September 18th 2004.
  • Killed: Caleb Krile, 14, of Eddyville was killed when the bike they were riding together was hit from behind by a car in Oskaloosa. The boys were then thrown into the path of another car. Troopers say the boys' bicycle did not have lights. September 8th 2004.
  • Killed: Taylor Lewis, 14, of Oskaloosa was killed when the bike they were riding together was hit from behind by a car in Oskaloosa. The boys were then thrown into the path of another car. Troopers say the boys' bicycle did not have lights. September 8th 2004.
  • Killed: David Holmes, 43, of Eldridge , died when he lost control of his bicycle and fell under the wheels of a semi-trailer on a rural Scott County road. July 2004
  • Killed: Kelli Clover, 13, of Des Moines was hit and killed by a semi-trailer Sunday after riding her bike through the intersection of Euclid and Oxford avenues. The crash was ruled an accident and no charges were filed. July 2004.
  • Injured: Graham Johnston, 28, of Des Moines hit by a car in Des Moines and hospitalized with broken jaw, broken nose and major facial lacerations on June 5th 2004.
  • Injured, Pasha Korsakov, 19, hit by minivan which turned right at a red light without stopping in Iowa City. Broken collarbone. June 2004.
2003 (0)
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2002 (1)
  • Killed: Jonathan Schutt, 30, of Ames, was riding southbound on the crossing's pedestrian walkway when he was struck by an eastbound train. He had a hearing problem. December 9th 2002 info
2001 (1)
  • Killed: Suzette Carson, 37, of Colfax, was killed by a drunk driver in Colfax on her way home from a convenience store on August 6th 2001. info
1999 (2)
  • Killed: Allen "Floyd" Miller died August 15th 1999 on Highway 141, West of Granger when a car hit him from behind.
  • Killed: Sheri Jacobs, 23 years old. Killed 4/1/99 on 74th st West Des Moines. Hit from behind by a drunk driver.
1994 (1)
  • Injured: John Connair of Des Moines was struck from behind by a semi going 55 mph, on Army Post Rd in West Des Moines while commuting from home to work. The injury consisted of a C2 incomplete spinal cord injury. John was completely paralyzed, for 2 months. August 30 1994.
Unknowns (12) If anyone has any specifics about these folks, please email with any details. I'd like to give them the repect they deserve on the Ride of Silence.
  • Dan Bockenstedt
  • Dave Cagy
  • George Eastburn
  • Ben Kreig
  • Caleb Lee Krile
  • Chris Lillig
  • Harold Lundgren
  • Sheila McRoberts
  • Jean Ann Mohr
  • Paul Nelson
  • Eric Nerison
  • George Schoneman
note: Some locations are approximate. If you have actual location knowledge, or more information,please email Remember: CYCLISTS ARE NOT DISPOSABLE!

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