Friends and family run for positive change out of catastrophe
BENTONVILLE—Beth Lunde, memorial run participant, said, "it's about her spirit and her memory and getting out there and having fun and having a great time in her honor."
The running group started at Sam's Club Home Office and ran just over two miles to the spot where Bikel was killed. The group laid flowers and gifts at a memorial, close to the Mellow Mushroom along West Village Parkway. Family greeted people that came and spoke of the one they miss. Since Bikel's passing her family and friends have formed "Travel With Care NWA".
The goal of the group is to raise awareness on the roads so that accidents, like Bikel's, never happen again.
Bonnie Adams, travel with care director said, "the appropriate wear. The appropriate color. The appropriate behavior at that intersection. To make eye contact with drivers. Those types of things are paramount."