Nearly 250 bicyclists, including about 25 UNM law students, joined together last weekend for a memorial bike ride honoring James Quinn, a first-year UNM law student who was struck and killed by a motorist in September while cycling through Tijeras Canyon. The silent, police-escorted ride began at the UNM law school and wound through Albuquerque streets, picking up more cyclists at Tramway on the way to the site of the accident where a few words were said. Quinn's widow, Ashley, and his sister, Kate, accompanied the riders, and his mother, Maureen, followed in a car.
"We will continue cycling to law school and will not forget about James Quinn or the passions that he had," said Francisco Perez, a 3L, who led the ride. Law students are planning to set up a scholarship in Quinn's memory and plant a fig tree at the school.