Very sad news… Local bicyclist/photographer/activist Randy “Ranj” Niere has passed away, likely from existing health problems. Randy lived on Strawberry Hill in KCK and was a strong advocate for bicycling. He was a loud voice for the BikeKC plan back in 2002, and served on the MoBikeFed Board for many years. Much of Randy’s excellent photography is on Flickr and Facebook.
From Brent Hugh, Executive Director of the Missouri Bicycle Federaton:
FYI I just heard that Randy Niere passed away a couple of days ago.
I don’t know any details but his friends got worried they hadn’t
heard from him in a couple of days and when they went to check on
him, found him passed away.
Those of you who know him know that he has been in very precarious
(and deteriorating) health since his simultaneous stroke & heart
attack about 8 years ago.
The first time I met him is when we worked on developing citizen
support for the Bike KC initiative in 2002.
(And the sad thing is, Randy didn’t live to see it implemented . . .
we may see some things on the ground later this summer, but I guess
that will be a bit too late for Randy . . . ).