In Honor of Bobby Cann


The death of cyclist Bobby Cann last week is an awful tragedy felt by the entire Chicago bike community.  Streetsblog and other media have covered the story in detail, including the driver’s arrest for reckless homicide.  I just want to draw attention to a Groupon in his honor (he worked for Groupon), which raises money for the Active Transportation Alliance’s Neighborhood Bikeways Campaign.

Death can come to us at any time. A meteor can come dashing in from a whirling asteroid belt. The very universe could blink off, just as it once blinked on. In a moment, in a breath, it is over. But living under the stars—a miracle and a wonder that Bobby cherished close in his heart—is not inherently dangerous. So it should be with cycling.

— Catherine Bullard

Please donate if you can.

  • meligrosa

    how terrible, so sorry to learn about the loss of this young man.
    my thoughts are with the family +loved ones during this difficult time


  • Sarah W.

    I’m so sorry. Bobby sounds like a wonderful person who is loved and will be sorely missed.


    How tragic. There is no excuse for this sort of recklessness, and it is some small consolation to hear that the driver is being prosecuted. Best to Bobby’s family at this difficult time.