Ghost Bikes appear in the spot where a cyclist is killed or struck.
The ghost bike above is reputed to be a photo of the first one made by Patrick Van Der Tuin, in St. Louis in October, 2003. A stripped down skeletal junk bike is painted white, chained to a post, and marked with sign, flowers and other memorial tributes. Now the ritual has spread to other cities in the US and Europe. They are sadly gaining in numbers as more cyclists are hurt or killed, usually by the body of an automobile.