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Moving memorial pays tribute to cyclist killed

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Wednesday, a crash involving a woman on her bike and a car turned fatal. It happened around noon near 49th Street and Kiwanis Avenue.

Natasha Adams, 22, of Sioux Falls was the woman riding that bike. The driver of the car that hit her was Terra Zahn, 26, also of Sioux Falls. We have not heard word of any charges filed at this time.

Thursday night, a moving memorial brought members of the cycling community to pay tribute to Adams' life and look ahead, with hope, to a safer future.

Dozens came out to ride, show love and support for a woman many of them have never even met. Spoke-N-Sport owner Chad Pickard said the turnout was better than expected. 

"The bike community is close in this town. We're not all best buds, but when something like this happens, it's great to see that cycling community come around the families that have had a loss whether we know them or not," Chad Pickard said.

So they rode, from Minnesota Avenue to the very spot where Adams was killed.

"Anytime you're out in traffic, you'll be exposed whether you're walking or biking, on a horse or motorcycle. I think about it a lot. It's events like these that make you think about it a little more often," Pickard said. 

He says going through this type of loss is never easy for loved ones and friends. He also has some advice for anyone who doesn't believe it staying safe on the road. 

"Being present where you are. A friend of mine 'wherever you are, be there, be conscious of what's going on around you. Be conscious of your brother, yuor friend, sister, neighbor. We're all in this together," Pickard said. 

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