Cycling event honors Baltimore hit-and-run victim
Help youth program, remember a fallen cyclist.
The Tour de Greater Homewood this Sunday from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. will honor John R. Yates, a cyclist who died in a hit-and-run accident at Maryland and Lafayette avenues in August.
Ogranizated by the Greater Homewood Community Corporation, the ride will benefit its youth programs, for which Yates advocated. There is a suggested donation of $10 for ride participants.
For more details about the tour, including route information go to www.greaterhomewood.org.
Yates joined the GHCC's board of directors in 2004 and served as Secretary. Jack also worked as an educational consultant at the Abell Foundation, and later served as a mentor for Lake Clifton High School’s Educational Opportunities Program, where he counseled graduates of the Baraka School, of "Boys of Baraka" fame.
The GHCC says its mission is to help neighborhoods in north central Baltimore City to become safer, better places to live. It serves 48 neighborhoods with a combined total of approximately 70,000 residents, or nearly 10 percent of Baltimore City’s population.
Baltimore Sun photo of a "ghost bike" installed in memory of Yates/Barbara Haddock Taylor