Giffords and friend Raoul Erickson, ride bikes the night before the shooting. Photo from the New York Times.

According to a New York Times article Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords rode her bicycle with a friend the night before she was shot.

They stopped at her condominium, near her district office, decorated with the same kind of lively folk art — she once kept a motorcycle painted in Southwestern images — as her childhood home had been. Then Ms. Giffords suggested they go for an evening bicycle ride, as they often did. They rode 10 miles — Mr. Erickson objected at first, saying it was too cold, but Ms. Giffords persuaded him — with the congresswoman snapping their picture with a cellphone along the way.

Damion Alexander from the Tucson Pedaler is organizing a second bike vigil on Tuesday night. This time the ride starts at 6:30 p.m. It leaves from the west side of Old Main on the University of Arizona campus. Check out the event page.

4 thoughts on “Giffords rode her bicycle night before shooting”
  1. For those of us who don’t use Facebook, would you mind noting the location of tomorrow night’s vigil? Would I be correct in assuming that the meeting place is just west of Old Main on the UA campus?

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