Hello bicycle enthusiasts-
We at River View Cemetery want to thank the cyclists who follow general traffic laws, bike slowly or stop when there’s a funeral service or those of you who have donated money to our non-profit association.
This is a friendly reminder that we do not allow bicyclists over Memorial Day Weekend. This would be Saturday - May 28, Sunday - May 29 and Monday - May 30. The purpose of Memorial Day and a Cemetery is for remembrance, River View is private property owned by an association. We allow people to visit but for safety reasons on Memorial Day weekend we must exclude cyclists. We have families who come and walk around for the sole purpose to visit their loved ones grave, this means more cars in the cemetery and more people on foot.
Any other time of the year you are welcome to come use our cemetery for your safe commuting, we ask the following:
Move to the edge of the road for funeral processions –usually led by a
Respect mourners and workers.
Keep voices low and don’t touch grave
When biking, stay on designated bike routes and stop at all
intersections. No training and keep to 15 MPH.
For safety, no headphones, please.
No roller blades, hover boards, e-scooters, scooters, roller skates or
skateboards – our cemetery is open to bikes, vehicles, and pedestrians
No pets – trained service dogs are welcome.
Again, please note that River View Cemetery is closed to cyclists Memorial Day weekend. If you have any questions, call and ask for the Executive Director.
Thank you, Rachel Essig
Executive Director, River View Cemetery and River View Cemetery Funeral Home
PS - did you know that we bury over 350 decedents a year and have just as many funerals here? That means any given day we are serving at least two families who have just lost a loved one.