Bike ride to honor couple killed on tandem bike

WASHINGTON — A couple killed while out on a fall bike ride last month, will be remembered by friends, family and the biking community during an event Sunday.

Cyclists representing bike clubs from throughout the region will honor John Fauerby and Lynne Rosenbusch with a memorial ride Sunday ending with a ceremony at the site where the couple was killed.

They were out for a ride on a tandem bike in Calvert County on Oct. 31 when a driver hit them from behind. Rosenbuch, 58, died on the scene; Fauerby, 64, died after being taken to a hospital.

The driver has been identified as 62-year-old Catherine Frances Lyon of Huntingtown, Maryland. She was arrested and charged with two counts of negligent homicide while under the influence, motor vehicle homicide, reckless driving, failure to control speed to avoid an collision and more. She was released on $200,000 bond.

Bill Smith, President of the Frederick Peddlers Bicycle Club says they did every single thing you can do to stay safe while cycling.

“They dressed brightly, they wore helmets, they had mirrors, they picked the best roads that they could,” Smith says.

A white tandem “ghost bike” will be installed at the crash site on Tobacco Road as a lasting reminder of couple.

Sunday’s ride will likely be two rides of 12 and 20 miles that will converge at 11 a.m. to place the ghost bike at the site.

Get more information on the event’s website.

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Kyle Cooper

Weekend and fill-in anchor Kyle Cooper has been with WTOP since 1992. Over those 25 years, Kyle has worked as a street reporter, editor and anchor. Prior to WTOP, Kyle worked at several radio stations in Indiana and at the Indianapolis Star Newspaper.

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