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Jul 13, 2014 11:57 PM by Ashlea Bullington

Lomas Memorial Ride

Hundred of Cyclists from around Acadiana came together for a ride of remembrance in Youngsville earlier today for fallen cyclist Lon Lomas.

July 7th, 30 year old, Lon Lomas was routinely riding his bike when he was hit by a car who then fled the scene. Lon's immediate family and cycling community came together today to raise awareness for the growing cyclist community in Acadiana.

Something Lon's family was humble to see thid done for him, "All this support is amazing for my son. It is raising awareness for this problem. He is probably up in heaven forgiving the person that hit and ran on him. That was the kind of person he was. We are grateful for this and humbled that so many people would come together for Lon", Lon's Father, Anthony Lomas told KATC.

He gave an account of his son and how he raised his children Lon and Lance with the motto "In our household it was together together together. That's how we bonded."
Lon's brother Lance said that he was "an outgoing person, very vibrant and always loved life."

The cyclist rode a ten mile trail to the half way point, the spot where Lon was hit. At the memorial was a "ghost" bike and cross to commemorate Lon, and to show passing drivers what happened at that spot.

At the sight of the crash, there was an emotional moment of silence when all cyclist arrived. Lon's wife and two children let balloons go with messages written on them saying they are hopeful they will reach him in heaven.

A Lon Lomas Memorial Fund has been set up to help the family. To donate, visit any Midsouth Bank and make a donation to the "Lon Lomas Memorial". Also, there is a Facebook page for more information. To be directed to it click the link "The Lomas Fund".

 

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