Victor Orlikowski, 35, holds an umbrella as he watches another rider approach bike racks in front of a Durham funeral home where Seth Vidal's memorial service was held Saturday July 13, 2013. Vidal, an avid cyclist and software developer, died after being hit by a car Monday July 8, 2013. Police have charged Maceo Christopher Kemp Jr., 27, of Manson, N.C., with felony hit and run and driving with his license revoked. Kemp turned himself in Tuesday afternoon. The bike racks were supplied by the City of Durham since many of Vidal's friends announced they would be riding their bikes to the services. Orlikowski was a friend of Vidal's and wanted to make sure everything went smooth as mourners racked their bikes.
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DURHAM — A ghost bike was installed on Hillandale Road in memory of avid cyclist Seth Vidal, who was laid to rest Saturday after he was killed by a hit-and-run driver.
The roadside memorial is believed to be Durhams first ghost bike, which are painted white as a reminder for motorists to share the road. Vidal, 36, was struck from behind on Hillandale Road by a car that did not stop. Maceo Christopher Kemp Jr., 27, has been charged with felony hit and run and driving with his license revoked.
Fellow cyclists turned out in droves for Vidals funeral Saturday, and a memorial bike ride is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Sunday at Seven Stars Cycles, 309 E. Chapel Hill St. in Durham.