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Ride Set To Remember Deceased Ellicott City Cyclist

The family and friends of Nathan Krasnopoler will hold the ride in honor of the man who was killed after being run over on the Johns Hopkins campus.

Ride Set To Remember Deceased Ellicott City Cyclist

Family and friends will mark the two-year anniversary of the incident that killed an Ellicott City native Nathan Krasnopoler with a memorial bike ride.

The ride will start at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, at the scene of the crash that took his life in front of the Broadview Apartments, 116 W. University Parkway, according to a news release.    

Krasnopoler was a student at Johns Hopkins University.

His parents have launched an organization Americans for Older Driver Safety to lobby for laws requiring more rigorous standards for elderly drivers to retain their licenses.

Krasnopoler, 20, was hit in February of 2011 when a then 83-year-old woman driving a car ran him over while he was riding his bike in a designated bike lane near Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Campus.

He died of his injuries six months later after he was left in a coma with irreversible brain damage.

Jeanette Marie Walke, the driver, eventually plead guilty to failing to yield right of way to a bicyclist in a designated lane in May of 2011 and was fined $220.

This is the second year a memorial ride has been held in Krasnopoler’s memory.

Read more of North Baltimore Patch's coverage of the tragedy and its aftermath:

- Family of Deceased Hopkins Cyclist Speaks Out Against Bill

- Hopkins Student Dies 6 Months After Bike Accident

- Driver Fined in Collision With Hopkins Cyclist

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