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New Regulations at Crown Hill Make for Safer Cycling

Steve Wagner

The Crown Hill Cemetery has had to lay down the law when it comes to cyclists riding through their scenic trails.

The new regulations follow a series of incidents, one major bike accident, and two graveside services which were rudely disrupted by cyclists brushing past mourners during the ceremonies. Officials at the cemetery say they don’t want the cyclists to go away, they just want to ensure everyone’s experience at the cemetery is as it should be.

Cyclists have long enjoyed riding down the cemetery’s biggest hill, which is coincidentally the highest point in Marion County. Crown Hill, known as somewhat of a thrill ride for cyclists in the area, is 842.2 feet tall.

Recently, a rider was injured when she crashed at the bottom of Crown Hill. She broke her collarbone and suffered a concussion. Reports say she is still recovering from the accident that happened in February.

New regulations at the cemetery include:

  • Crown Hill is now off limits to cyclists, in the hopes that eliminating this “thrill ride” from the options will cut down on injuries.
  • Cyclists are asked to be respectful and courteous to groups of mourners, avoiding places in the cemetery where ceremonies are taking place.
  • Cyclists are limited to groups of four, so they don’t take up too much space on the roadways and make it difficult for cars to navigate the roads.
  • Speed limits for cyclists and drivers are imposed at 24 mph.

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