Thirty-two people attended the dedication of Paul Merges’ ghost bike. His cousin Mike and Laurie, Mikes’s wife started the ceremony by lighting a candle and speaking on behalf of the Merges family. Several others made comments about the need for safety on the roads or in sympathy for the family. Two members of Albany’s Common Council attended and one of them spoke. Twelve bicycle riders then rode silently from the ghost bike on Washington Ave. and Manning Blvd to Washington Park.