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Widow producing ‘Ghostbike’ in honor of her late husband
Written by Christopher Fox Graham   
Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00

A bicycle painted entirely white from wheels to handlebars leans against a traffic sign in Lake Orion, Mich.

Ralph and Judy Finneren visit the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., in spring 2010 a year before his death. A ghost bike marks the location along Giddings Road in Lake Orion, Mich., near where Ralph Finneren, a community college professor, retired GM worker and father of two was struck and killed by a distracted driver while bicycling home. Judith Finneren  is now attending the Sedona Film School to produce a short film, “Ghostbike: End Distracted Driving Now-Save Lives!”The ghost bike marks the location near where 57-year-old cyclist Ralph Dennis Finneren was struck and killed by a distracted driver on July 27, 2011. Finneren’s widow, Judith Finneren, wants to tell the world the story using the Sedona Film School as the medium.

She is currently in preproduction for her short film “Ghostbike: End Distracted Driving Now-Save Lives!” and will be filming in Sedona on Tuesday, Feb. 5. On Sunday, Feb. 10, the crew heads to Michigan and will wrap-up filming there on Monday, Feb. 18.

For the full story, see the Friday, Jan. 25, edition of the Sedona Red Rock News.

 

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