John Chapman had stopped on Route 413 in Bucks County in May during a bike ride from Newark, N.J., when he was struck by a pickup truck that killed him. The driver took off.
Now, Doylestown is honoring his memory and raising awareness for cyclists’ safety. A “ghost bike” was installed at the crash site in Plumstead not long after Chapman’s death Memorial Day weekend, but Patch reports a second bike has just been installed at State and Main streets in Doylestown.
The bike, painted all white, is a symbol of hope for those still searching for Chapman’s killer. Local bike enthusiasts have raised $25,000 as a reward for information leading to an arrest.