Friends and family gathered at the Chevron on Summerville Road Saturday afternoon to remember the Phenix City bicyclist, Sean Rey, who passed away after being hit by two cars.
Loved ones of Rey dedicated a ghost bike in his honor. A ghost bike is a way to remember fallen cyclists.
Rey was riding his bike to work on April 2nd when he was hit twice by two different cars. He died in the hospital a few weeks after the accident.
Friends said the Chevron was Rey’s second home. The ghost bike stands in the same spot friends said Rey would park his bike everyday.
Friends and family of all ages signed the all white bike and brought flowers. They took turns sharing stories about their time with Rey and held a moment of silence.
The organizer said she wanted have a ghost Bike for Rey because he touched so many people throughout the community.
Friends of Rey said they hope this ghost bike will serve as a reminder about the importance of bicyclist’s safety.
“We need rights for our cyclists. We need our cyclists to be protected and taken care of. And, like, we don’t need this to happen again,” said Rey’s longtime friend Ryean Miles.
Friends of Sean Rey are having a yard sale Saturday, May 2nd in his honor. The yard sale will be at 3601 Summerville Road.
Police are still investigating the accident.