The bikes were originally placed at the site last year by Aimee Argote, a Pittsboro resident who was the first person to find the victims, Alexandria Simou and Ivin Scurlock, after the accident. The bikes were recently taken down for unknown reasons.
In an Aug. 22 press release, the N.C. Department of Public Safety said it was requesting the public’s assistance in finding out who is responsible for the hit-and-run.
The investigation is ongoing, said Miracle King, a spokeswoman for the N.C. Department of Transportation.
The cyclists left Back Alley Bikes at 6:40 p.m., with flowers and the ghost bikes to place at the scene. Argote said she organized the event to bring attention to bike safety.
The more awareness that is brought to the subject of bicycle safety, the safer cyclists will feel on the road, Argote said.
Jason Merrill, one of the organizers of the event and one of the owners of Back Alley Bikes, said cyclists need to support each other.
Merrill said he knew the two victims because they sometimes came to his shop.
Jeramiah Morgan, a cyclist at the event, said he didn’t know the victims, but he joined the biking group to increase awareness of bike accidents.