‘Ghost bike’ honors bicyclist killed


ADA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – A memorial now stands at the spot where a well-known bicyclist was hit and killed.

A ghost bike now stands on the 3200 block of Egypt Valley Avenue NE to honor the memory of 52-year-old Jeff Dykehouse.

Dykehouse was hit and killed by an SUV while riding his bicycle on Egypt Valley Avenue in Ada Township Wednesday night.

The sign attached to the bike warns drivers to beware of bicyclists.

Dykehouse was a photographer and worked closely with Hospice Michigan. He took memorial portraits for families with terminally ill children.

A visitation for Dykehouse is scheduled for Sunday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and then from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Metcalf and Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

On July 14, there will be a memorial service at the Knapp Campus of Ada Bible Church beginning at 4 p.m.

Donations will be accepted for “Dykehouse Memorial Fund” for his children’s education at Lake Michigan Credit Union or Emily’s Big Picture Project.

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