Bicycling restricted at Crown Hill Cemetery

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Crown Hill cemetery

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 19, 2015) — A case in which a woman was seriously injured in a bicycle accident and disruptions to a number of graveside services have prompted Crown Hill Cemetery to add some rules for bicyclists on their grounds.

The historic cemetery has been a popular place for both the recreational as well as competitive cyclists in training, according to our media partners at the IndyStar.

Rules for Biking at Crown Hill Cemetery:

• Consider cemetery closed to all bicycle riders during Memorial & Veterans Day.

• Limit riding groups to a maximum of 4 cyclists.

• Avoid all memorial services or grieving families encountered in the cemetery. Find alternate routes and do not ride around or through services! Be respectful!

• If you unexpectedly come across a funeral, stop, and head in another direction at a slow to moderate pace.

• Avoid the south downhill at the Crown (aka Riley Hill). Use the north route, which is less steep, to descend from the hill. The north route is accessed by the road behind the Indiana AIDS Memorial and runs along the east side of the Crown. Descend at a moderate and controlled pace.

• Be alert at all intersections. No traffic control devices are in place, and pedestrians, other cyclists, vehicles, wildlife, and Crown Hill employees could be in the area.

• Stay below the posted speed limit (24 MPH).

• Remember: Crown Hill Cemetery is not a racecourse. Irresponsible cycling puts all biking at Crown Hill in jeopardy.

• Families and all respectful riders are welcome at Crown Hill Cemetery.

Source: IndyCog