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Memorial Ride for Cyclist Sunday in Decatur

The Paul Taylor Memorial Ride will start at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 5, at the old DeKalb County Courthouse on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Decatur.

A memorial ride will be held May 5 to honor the memory of Paul Taylor, a Decatur area cyclist who was killed on the road a year ago.

The Paul Taylor Memorial Ride will start at 9 a.m. May 5 at the old DeKalb County Courthouse on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Decatur.

It's organized by BikeFriendlyATL, a group Dave Mathews of Decatur formed to make the roads safer for cyclists.

BikeFriendlyATL has placed . The group has organized other memorial rides for other cyclists killed on the road.

Paul Taylor died the morning of April 30 after being struck by a pickup truck on North Decatur Road during a training ride.

The driver told Decatur police he came upon Taylor off his bike and kneeling in the roadway. Police filed no charges, saying they didn't have enough evidence, which angered the local biking community.

because he coached youth sports and organized a large church barbecue every year.

Across the state, Rides of Silence will be held at 7 p.m. May 15 to honor dead cyclists.

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  • Paul Taylor was about to start a new job.

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