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Event honoring cyclist killed in Hanover donates 60 bikes to kids

Event honoring cyclist killed in Hanover donates 60 bikes to kids
Posted at 6:38 PM, Dec 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-06 00:06:39-05

Bike eventRICHMOND, Va. -- A local organization is giving back in honor of a local woman who was known for doing the same.

The Richmond Area Bicycling Association held an event Saturday morning to honor Carrie Wortham, a Glen Allen cyclist killed after being struck from behind in September.

The VMI graduate and humanitarian, who served in Haiti, had just moved into her mother's Glen Allen home before the crash.

Caroline Wortham

Caroline Wortham

During the event, the RABA donated 60 bikes to the Hanover Christmas Mother program in honor of Carrie’s memory. Bikes were delivered across the Richmond area to less fortunate kids through Bikes for Kids.

The event was attended by fellow VMI graduate and Lt. Governor Ralph Northam and Carrie’s father, Dr. Ed Wortham.

Northam said he is honored to have the opportunity to recognize the commitment to service Carrie demonstrated throughout her life.

Lt. Governor Northam with Carrie Wortham's father, Dr. Ed Wortham.

Lt. Governor Northam with Carrie Wortham's father, Dr. Ed Wortham.