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Bicycle ride to honor hit-and-run victim; spread safety awareness

Published On: Jul 02 2012 02:02:23 PM HST
Updated On: Jul 05 2012 10:07:19 AM HST

The 'Ride for Zach' is this Saturday at 7 a.m. from Wahiawa to Yokohama Bay.

HONOLULU -

The Hawaii Bicycling League will be riding in memory of Zachary Manago, who died in a hit-and-run crash in Wahiawa.

It's called "The 2012 Zachary Manago's Ride In Paradise."  The two-day event will be held on July 7 and 8.

The Hawaii Bicycling League will be bringing awareness to motorists and bicyclists that we need to share the same roads, need to follow the laws, and watch out for each other to prevent future tragedies.

The ride will also raise funds for HBL's Safety Education and Awareness fund.  In the past year, HBL-trained League Certified Instructors created a script for a training video for Roberts Hawaii bus drivers and HPD officers on how to be aware of cyclists and the laws, and developed a PSA for a "Share the Road" message.

On December 17, 2010, Manago was hit by Army Sgt. Doug Curtis in a hit-and-run collision.  Curtis was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Manago was 18 years old when he died.  He was a pitching star on the Moanalua High School baseball team and was going to play for Hawaii Pacific University.

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