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.