The Virginia Bicycling Federation (VBF) announces the creation of a bicycling education fund in remembrance of Daniel Wayne Hersh, an avid Virginia Beach cyclist who was killed by an overtaking motorist while bicycling locally on April 19.
We are deeply moved that Gregory and Stephen Hersh, the sons of the late Dan Hersh, have designated the Virginia Bicycling Federation as the recipient of memorial donations honoring their late father. VBF will dedicate these funds for bicycling education initiatives within Virginia–targeting motorists, law enforcement personnel, and/or bicyclists–with the goal of decreasing the incidence of future bicycling tragedies within our state.
Every bicycling fatality is a tragedy, but nearly all bicycling crashes are preventable when motorists and bicyclists share our roadways lawfully, carefully, and courteously. The Virginia Bicycling Federation will proudly honor Dan Hersh’s memory by using this new fund to advance bicycling education and traffic justice and to otherwise enhance the rights and safety of bicyclists on Virginia’s roadways.
Contributions to the Hersh Memorial Fund can be mailed to the Virginia Bicycling Federation at P.O. Box 5621, Arlington VA 22205-5621. To properly direct their contribution, donors need only include a simple note on their check stating “Hersh Memorial”. The Virginia Bicycling Federation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and all contributions to the Hersh Memorial Fund are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.