Ann Weatherill was a local middle school teacher and cyclist who was struck and killed by a motorist while riding with friends on Mother's Day 2004. In 2005, the Ann Law was passed in Washington State, making it illegal for motorists to pass while an oncoming cyclist is approaching.
In remembrance of Ann, during the last part of June, a fundraiser ride is held: the Ann Weatherill Cycling Classic. The ride rolls through some of Walla Walla's most scenic wheat fields, offers three distances and a lunch buffet by Merchants complete with wine from L'Ecole No 41.
Funds from Ann Weatherill Cycling Classic go towards the installation and maintenance of the yellow "Share the Road" signs throughout the county that were installed on popular bicycle routes to raise awareness in Ann's honor and other bicycle safety programs sponsored by Wheatland Wheelers.
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