NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — On Sunday, the Little Rock cycling community came together to remember one of their own—39-year-old Laura Wooldridge—after she died in racing crash Saturday. Cyclists from all over the region gathered for a memorial ride to remember a woman they say was an ambassador to their sport and friend to everyone she met.
"I think I'm still having difficulty wrapping my mind around her being gone," said cyclist and friend Chad Cragle, who took part in the memorial ride.
"You don't expect to go out and do something you love and that be the time for you," added friend Stacy Tierney. "I got up, I got dressed, and I thought this didn't really happen. Someone's going to call me up and say 'Just Joking.'"
No matter how hard it was to accept their friend's death, everyone tried to commemorate her life in the one way they knew Laura would've wanted—to ride.