From Miami New Times:
Thousands of Bikers Ride to Remember Christophe Le Canne, Killed in Hit-and-Run
By Tim Elfrink in Bike Blog
Mon., Jan. 25 2010 @ 10:07AM
Cyclists flooded the Rickenbacker Causeway this past Sunday for a
memorial ride in honor of Christophe Le Canne, the 44-year-old biker
killed in a horrific hit-and-run accident last weekend.
As you can see in the video -- shot by a Riptide reader -- hundreds
rode in the memorial, which began outside Mast Academy and circled past
the spot on Bear Cut Bridge where Le Canne died.
Police say Carlos Bertonatti, a 28-year-old aspiring musician who lived in his parents' posh Key Biscayne digs, was drunk when he slammed into Le Canne just after 8 a.m.
Bertonatti is accused of speeding away with Le Canne's bike lodged under his front fender, leading police on a chase, and aggressively refusing a blood test after he was finally arrested.
Le Canne, who lived in South Miami, was an avid traveler -- and a hell of a photographer, based on the shots on his blog.
Bertonatti, meanwhile, is free on $100,000 bond and awaiting trail
on charges of vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a fatality, DUI
manslaughter, driving without a license, and resisting arrest.
From Miami Bike Scene (written the day of the crash)
A male cyclist was killed shortly after 8am this morning by the driver of a silver Volkswagen on the Bear Cut Bridge.
The bicyclist was riding in the bike lane heading into Key Biscayne
when a motorist fatally struck him and kept on going, witnesses outside
heard a loud sound and spotted a speeding vehicle dragging a blue
Cannondale road bicycle while blowing through a red light about 2.5
miles from where the cyclist was struck.
The driver, Carlos Bertonatti,
was apprehended by police near his residence in Key Biscayne. A group
of cyclists went to where the police were and saw him detained in the
back of the squad car. pated in a memorial ride and ghost bike dedication for Christopher on January 25, 2010. A description, videos and photos are posted here.