Family, friends host Sunday memorial for dead cyclist

Alaska Dispatch News
Jeff Dusenbury approaches the 25-mile half-way point while participating in the Frosty Bottom 50-mile multisport race Saturday morning January 16, 2010 at Hilltop Ski Area. Dusenbery was killed by a hit-and-run driver on July 20, 2014, according to Anchorage police. Erik Hill

A public gathering in honor of the bicyclist killed Saturday in what police say was a hit-and-run is being held Sunday afternoon near the spot where Jeff Dusenbury, a cyclist well known in the Anchorage community, was struck.

Friends and family are meeting at 84th Avenue and Spruce Street at 3:30. Dusenbury's family will make a statement at 4 p.m., according to the Arctic Bicycle Club.

"We lost a great friend and fellow cyclist yesterday," organizers of the bike club said in an email sent to club members Sunday. "Jeff was the epitomy of cycling safety in our community."

People are asked to bike to the event as a tribute to Dusenbury, 51. Those who drive are asked to park at the Abbott Loop Community Park and walk from there.