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Monday, May 14, 2018
Bike rides to honor memory of Grossmont College professor killed in bicycle accident
guided bike rides are being held at Grossmont College May 20 to honor the
memory of Grossmont College political science professor Brian Jennings, an avid
bicyclist who was killed April 17 while riding his bike in Flinn Springs.
Two bike routes, both starting and ending at Grossmont College, will be
offered. A 62-mile route
with a 5,000-foot elevation gain will travel from the college to Soledad
Mountain via Del Mar. A 12-mile
route with a 1,000-foot elevation gain will travel through Lake Murray and
Mission Trails Regional Park.Both routes begin at 8:30 a.m. and will be guided. A brief memorial for
Jennings will be held at the top of Soledad Mountain. Members of the public are
welcome to attend at no charge, although all participants will be required to
sign a waiver and release of liability.
Jennings, 58, was hit by a minivan as he was riding his bike in the bicycle
lane on Old Highway 80. He had been teaching at Grossmont College since 2005.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Jennings, a communications professor at
Cuyamaca College, and sons Brennan and Kenny.