About We Ride for Roger Event

In a display of support, more than 20 cyclists will gather on October 6, 2011, to honor the legacy of Roger Grooters, an experienced cyclist and good samaritan tragically killed in last year by a motorist in Bay County, Fla. Living his humble life with gusto, Grooters, who was 66 at the time, was riding from San Diego, Calif. to Jacksonville Beach, Fla., to raise awareness and funds for victims of the 2010 BP oil spill when a distracted driver halted his journey approximately 300 miles from the end of his ride to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Realizing the significant need to increase awareness for Share the Road efforts in Florida, Grooters’ family and local cyclists from Pensacola have organized “We Ride for Roger” to bring the shocking statistics to light. The ride begins on the one-year anniversary of Roger's death – Oct. 6, 2011, at the scene of the accident just east of Ebro, Fla. on Highway 20. The ride will end on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 in the same locale where he planned to conclude his ride last year – with a tire dipping ceremony in the Atlantic Ocean in Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

If you are interested in providing monetary support or supplies for the We Ride for Roger event please click here or send an email to rogerxcountry@gmail.com.