The Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill "Triangle" area has lost one of its most vocal and knowledgeable cycling safety experts in a crash with a car in Apex, North Carolina. Bruce Rosar, 56, died after being struck by a vehicle while cycling along one of the area's popular routes on Saturday afternoon.
Details of the incident have not been released, but according to the News and Observer, Apex police were looking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision.
According to his biography, Rosar was president of the North Carolina Bicycling Club from 2002-2003 and was a Director of the North Carolina Active Transportation Alliance.
He was also a founding member of the NC Coalition for Bicycle Driving, the Education Officer for the NC Bicycle Club, the elected representative for Region 3 on the League of American Bicyclists Board and a member of the CAMPO Bicycle/Pedestrian Stakeholders Group.
He actively promoted commuting by bicycle as a safe and enjoyable way to get to work, and was active in Raleigh's "Bike to Work Week". He also lectured on bicycle safety to area businesses and taught cycling safety for Triangle Roadway Bicycling and at various bicycle rallies.
Anybody with information on the collision which killed Rosar should call Apex police at (919) 362-6661.
On a personal note, Bruce was one of the first cyclists I met when I took up the sport many years ago. He was always friendly, helpful and a pleasure to ride with. The entire cycling community will miss him dearly, and so will I... LW