From Barbara's mother, Diana:
My daughter Barbara Bitritto was killed on March 7, 2008 while riding her bike. She had a collision with a truck. This is the ghost bike I created for her and put near the site, at 15th St. and the west side of Kennedy Blvd. in North Bergen, NJ. She would have been 30 in May.
The other picture is a group from the club that Barbara and I belonged to, the Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey. This was a memorial ride I led through Liberty State Park in Jersey City and along the Jersey City waterfront, where she used to ride with me. Barbara had Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism, and we raised money to help Catholic Community Services in Union City, NJ, and NJ Friendship House in Hackensack, NJ.