Memorial Ride Honoring Late Cyclist Gino Mäder and Upholding His Legacy
In Memory of Gino Mäder: A Memorial Ride Around Lake Zurich
In a heartwarming tribute to the late Gino Mäder, a Swiss cyclist who lost his life during the Tour de Suisse, a memorial ride around Lake Zurich is scheduled for October 8th. The ride is set to begin at 9 AM on the Landiwiese in Zurich, covering a distance of 65 kilometers. This event is not a race, but rather a celebration of Mäder’s legacy and the sport he loved. Anyone who wishes to participate can join without prior registration, reflecting the inclusive spirit of the late cyclist.
“Ride for Gino”: An Association Upholding Mäder’s Legacy
The event is organized by the newly formed association “Ride for Gino”, which aims to keep Mäder’s memory alive while supporting projects close to his heart. According to Andreas Mäder, Gino’s father, the specific projects are still being identified, but they will definitely be related to environmental and climate protection, issues Mäder was passionate about. The association’s distinguishing feature is the pink bracelets, a reference to the winner’s jersey of the Giro d’Italia, a race that Mäder aspired to win.
Details of the Memorial Ride and Safety Measures
Participants of the memorial ride are expected to maintain a relaxed pace. The ride will be accompanied by motorcyclists and Samaritans to ensure safety. While there will be no full road closure, certain parts of the route will be secured. The organizers have expressed their gratitude for the goodwill and cooperation extended by the police in this regard.
Further Information and Future Events
For more information about the memorial ride and related matters, interested individuals can visit the Instagram channel “rideforgino”, established by Mäder’s family. There are plans to host similar events in the future; however, it is unlikely that an event will be held in 2024 due to the Cycling World Championships, a nine-day cycling race planned by the city and canton of Zurich.
Honoring Gino Mäder: The Aim of “Ride for Gino”
In conclusion, the “Ride for Gino” association aims to honor the memory of Gino Mäder, not only through the memorial ride but also by supporting projects related to environmental and climate protection. The inclusive nature of the event, open to all, is a reflection of Mäder’s spirit and a testament to the impact he had on the cycling community and beyond.
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