Tucson Department of Transportation Honors Jean and Jim Gorman in Bike Church Sanctuary Appreciation Ceremony

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

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Tucson Department of Transportation Press Release:

Join us for an appreciation ceremony at Tucson’s Bike Church on Friday, January 24 at 12:30 p.m. This ceremony will honor Jean and Jim Gorman’s tireless efforts to enhance the Bike Church and improve cycling safety for all Tucsonans. Jean’s and Jim’s son, Brad Gorman, was killed by a motorist while biking in September 1999. The ceremony will be on what would have been Brad’s 55th birthday.

Some of the Gormans’ most recent work includes selling engraved personalized brick pavers and installing the pavers at the Bike Church with the assistance of local contractors. The proceeds from the bricks go directly to the B.R.A.D. Fund, which is dedicated to extending bike lanes, educating both cyclists and motorists of their rights on the road, and teaching people of all ages how to share highways and roads as equals.

Ward 1 Councilmember Regina Romero will present the letter of appreciation to the Gormans. Councilmember Romero and her staff, as well as TDOT staff and local community members, have worked to beautify the Bike Church surroundings with landscaping and benches.

The Bike Church was designed and produced in 2009 by artists Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock and eight youth assistants as part of a summer youth art program.

What: Bike Church Sanctuary Appreciation Ceremony
When: Friday, January 24 at 12:30 p.m.
Where: The Bike Church (the southwest corner of West Davis Street and North Main Avenue)

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