In Memory of Douglas Crow RIP


As many of you know we had a cyclist down in Provo yesterday. He was hit by an SUV at the FrontRunner crossing at 600S 700W. From what we have been able to gather he worked for BYU for 30 years was getting ready to retire this year and had taken yesterday off for some bike riding and bicycle maintenance before he was struck and killed early Friday morning. The Provo Bicycle Committee is trying to get in contact with the family so the city can hold a ride of silence in solidarity for our community and support for the family if anyone knows how to contact them please send us an email. Fellow rider and commuter Kent Moos got with the Provo Bicycle Collective and erected this ghost bike memorial today around 3:40pm. If you have a chance stop by to pay your respects. They also left some markers if you want to leave a message on the board. This is a sad time for our city and our community. Our hearts go out to Douglas’s family at this time. We will keep you updated as more info unfolds. For now ride safe and ride strong.


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  1. Just a note to say what kind of man Doug was and the wonderful family he raised. Last Christmas was my first on my own after a difficult divorce. Doug’s daughter, Crystal, who is my friend and visiting teacher, arranged for her, dressed up as Santa, to bring wrapped gifts for everyone in my family. I had no idea who he was or that she was doing that. I openly cried. I was deeply touched. Crystal told me that her dad loved doing it. He will forever be my “Surprise Santa”.

  2. I’m sorry to hear about this .Please let me know if there’s anything that I can do for your family. Tami Frandsen

  3. This is a awful tragedy. Knowing some of his family, and being an avid cyclist myself, I would love to help out this cause anyway possible. I have coordinated 2 Ride of Silence events in Orem and would love to help out anyway I can.

  4. I am a co-worker of Doug Crow at BYU. He has been an outstanding example to the students and I consider him a friend. He spoke often of his family and some of his “adventures’. I am amazed at all the things he accomplished and experienced. He knew what mattered most and that revolved around practicing his religion and being with his family. He will be missed here at the university. May his good wife and children and grandchildren find comfort from a life well lived and an deeper understanding of God’s plan for them. Blessings for the days ahead.

  5. The Ghost Bike memorial for my Dad that so many people generously donated to create will be dedicated on May 20th in conjunction with a WORLDWIDE Ride of Silence.

    We would love to get as many people out as possible for support. This is a great event for everyone (adults and kids alike) and for a wonderful cause. You don’t have to ride a bike to come out and support those who do.

    Please share, promote and plan on attending this event.

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