Cyclists plan memorial Thursday
By Emily Ford
Friends, family and teammates of a cyclist who was struck and killed on his way to work a year ago will hold a memorial service and bike ride Thursday, the anniversary of his death.
Adam Little, 35, was hit just south of the N.C. 49 and N.C. 601 interchange in Concord.
The Hincapie Cycling team will host a celebration of Littleís life at 7:30 a.m. at the interchange, where the team erected a cross last year.
After the service, cyclists will depart on a 40-mile ride from Adams Park, a wooded area near Littleís home in Mount Pleasant. Cyclists will follow one of his favorite loops.
The ride will end at the house, where Littleís wife, Melissa Little, will serve lunch. For more information or to participate, visit the Facebook page ëIn loving memory of Adam W. Little.í
Little was the Carolinas manager for the Subaru Gary Fisher Road Team and had been cycling seriously for about five years when he was killed.
Stacy Renee Shaw, 24 at the time, was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle. Shaw pleaded guilty and received a 45-day suspended sentence and 18 months of supervised probation.
She surrendered her driverís license until restored by the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles and was required to pay court costs and attorney fees. She was ordered to perform 80 hours of community service.
Two months after Little was killed, several of his friends and teammates were struck near Gold Hill when a motorist swerved into a line of cyclists, hitting six and then fleeing the scene, according to authorities.
The N.C. Highway Patrol charged Daniel Burton Wilson II, who was 21 at the time, of 325 Sand Road in Rockwell, with six counts of felony hit and run.
Wilson was driving north May 19, 2010, on St. Stephens Church Road in Cabarrus County, just south of the Rowan County line between Kluttz and Salisbury roads, the N.C. Highway Patrol reported. The cyclists were traveling south on St. Stephens Church Road.
No cyclists were killed. [0x13]Four were taken to the hospital, and two underwent surgery. One cyclist has had multiple surgeries.
The case against Wilson has been postponed several times. He is scheduled to appear in Cabarrus County District Court March 22.
Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.