Many wearing orange, his favorite color, a group of people who loved Brian Fairbrother gathered together to hold a memorial for him September 13. Laughter mixed with tears as people remembered a man whose life touched so many others.
The memorial started at Espresso Vivace in South Lake Union, where everyone walked together to the staircase on Fairview Ave N where Brian crashed while riding his bike August 30. He passed away nine days later.
Someone has painted markings on the sidewalk showing people riding bikes where to ride. It is still not known what led to his crash, but there was previously no signage directing people where to ride. The Seattle Times reports that the city is looking into permanent signage.
Friends and coworkers signed a sidewalk chalk “trouble ticket,” an homage to his many years as a central figure, barista and general manager at Espresso Vivace.