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Friday: Memorial ride for Robb Mason starts at City Hall

event poster with a photo of Robb and his wife Claudia.

Family and friends of Robb Mason as well as advocates for safer streets will hold a memorial bike ride Friday from Seattle City Hall to the crosswalk near the Spokane Street Bridge where he was killed. The ride starts at 5:30 p.m.

Someone driving a white or silver sedan struck and killed Robb as he biked across a crosswalk just east of the Spokane Street Bridge July 15. He was 63. The person responsible remains at large after fleeing the scene.

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Claudia Mason holds a photo of Robb during a Critical Mass memorial.
Claudia Mason holds a photo of Robb during the July Critical Mass memorial ride.

Critical Mass held a memorial ride in his honor as part of their July ride. This time, local political and transportation leaders will join the memorial, including new SDOT Director Greg Spotts. Some of Robb’s loved ones will speak.

Claudia Mason, Robb’s wife, shared her heartbreaking story in a powerful op-ed for the Seattle Times.

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is organizing the memorial, as they have done for years when the loved ones of traffic victims request it. Details from SNG:

Please join us for a memorial bike ride to honor Robb Mason’s memory, and raise awareness of the need to invest in traffic safety improvements on the streets of Seattle. We will ride slowly to the crash side at the base of the West Seattle Low Bridge.

We’ll be joined by Seattle Department of Transportation Director Greg Spotts, and have invited other officials and members of the media.

You may meet us directly on the east side of West Seattle Low Bridge if you prefer not to bike with us.

Robb was a loving husband, a caring friend, and a gentle soul.

He was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver near the Spokane Street Bridge while biking home from work on July 15.

A massage therapist by profession, Robb was regarded as an astute empathetic clinician who made a positive difference in his clients’ lives. A sports enthusiast throughout his life, Robb enjoyed all sports, especially track and field, and spent countless hours cycling, hiking, and skiing through his beloved Pacific Northwest.

Robb is greatly missed by his family and friends. They will speak at the crash site and there will be a moment of silence.

Friends have set up a GoFundMe to support his wife Claudia in this difficult time.

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