Bike Alliance Honors Memory of Menifee Cyclist Killed on Road

(From left): Mitch and Marc Carp, brothers of Matt Carp, and Matt's father Bill spend a mome...

(From left): Mitch and Marc Carp, brothers of Matt Carp, and Matt's father Bill spend a moment by the ghost bike left atop Domenigoni Parkway in memory of the fallen bicyclist.
Dozens of family, friends and fellow bicyclists gathered Saturday afternoon at the spot atop Domenigoni Parkway where Menifee resident Matt Carp was killed by a passing car July 23.

The reason for the gathering? To witness the placement of a ghost bike honoring Carp at the scene of the accident.

Members of the Inland Empire Bike Alliance carried on a tradition they hope will one day end -- placing a bicycle, painted all white, at the site of a cyclist's death. According to Mark Friis, executive direction of the IEBA, there were 22 deaths of bicyclists in the Inland Empire last year. According to BikinginLA.com, there have been 10 bicyclist deaths in Riverside County this year and 55 in California.