This week in Orange County, California, over 100 cyclists participated in a bicycle ride in memory of 2006 MotoGP Champion Nicky Hayden, who died May 22 following injuries incurred in a May 17 bicycle accident in Italy. "Ride for Nicky" covered 69 miles (matching Nicky's signature racing number) through Irvine, Modjeska, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Clemente, Dana Point, and Laguna Beach. The ride raised money for the Nicky Hayden Memorial Fund, which benefits children in the Owensboro, Kentucky, community that Nicky called home, and raised motorists' awareness of cyclists on the road. In addition to donating money, participants used the social-media hashtags #RideForNicky and #PeaceOnTheRoad to promote those objectives. Participants included motorcycle racing heroes like Jeff Ward, Johnny O'Mara, Ben and Eric Bostrom.