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Cyclists ride in memory of one of their own

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Hundreds of riders from the local cycling community came together for a memorial ride Saturday morning to honor one of their own.

Jackie Price-Dunn was killed earlier this week following a bike accident at the Velodrome inside Balboa Park.

"It's pretty awesome...it's good to see how many people my wife Jackie really impacted." 

With more than 300 riders by his side, Durward Dunn said this is a true testament to who his wife was - loving, courageous, and dedicated to the core.

"She gave everything she had, everything she did, especially for working with other people."

The 33-year-old civilian Navy engineer was a world traveler, a marathoner, and as of less than two years ago, a competitive cyclist.

"She decided that she was going to lose weight, like I can do this, and she inspires everybody in every aspect of her life."

On Tuesday, Jackie was racing at the Velodrome, when according to her coach, she suffered a freak accident.

"It's no something we would have predicted."

Brian Wilson says Saturday morning's memorial ride is a way for family and friends to establish Jackie's legacy.

The 36 mile back and forth trek along the strand on Coronado was her favorite route and encouraging athletes from competing teams to come together was something she was known for.

"That's something she was always good about...smiling, cheering on people, so we wanna keep that legacy going for her," said Brian Wilson.

There was no shortage of that here.

As cyclists from both near and far, strangers and friends, came together just like Jackie would have wanted.

"For me, this is a great way to pay tribute, one more ride with her, one more ride with all our cycling friends here today," said Grely Ponce.

Jackie was also passionate about organizations. A fund has been set up to give to those causes, including women empowerment.

The goal is to raise $25,000, and already, they are more than half-way there.

Services for Jackie will be held this coming week.

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