Sep 19, 2014 5:39 PM

Bicyclists reflect and look forward after last year's Seacoast Century Ride

HAMPTON - This weekend marks the one year anniversary since the fatal accident at the Annual Seacoast Century Ride.

This year, coordinators and riders are gearing up for the long stretch of miles and many are riding in honor of Pam Wells and Elise Bouchard, both of whom were killed when a motorist plowed into them during last year's ride. Moving forward, committee members say it's important to keep on cycling.

"It's a really wonderful event. Certainly last year's crash gave us pause and we really thought long and hard about whether we should continue and everyone told us that we needed to keep on going," said Donna Hepp, Seacoast Century Coordinator.

There are four different routes on the ride, ranging from 25 miles to 100 miles. All of these routes go through Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. The event will take place Saturday and Sunday at Hampton Beach State Park where it will start and end.


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