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The  Bright Lights Ride  came from a horrific tragedy on an early summer morning in late August of 2022.  Charlie Criniere was riding his bike around Longview Lake when he was killed by a hit and run driver. Charlie left behind 100's of wonderful students, 10 beautifully bright children, and a tremendously wonderful wife.  One of Charlie's great passions was his commitment to children, especially those who are disadvantages.  The  Bright Lights Event  lives on as a legacy to the differences Charlie made to so many.  Thank you for your commitment to Brake the Cycle !

To learn more about Charlie and Charlie's Trust, please take a moment to visit the website linked below.


About Charlie

Charlie was a middle school math teacher, Deacon of his church, loving husband, and father to 10 young, loving children.
Charlie was tragically taken from this world on August 27, 2022 from a hit and run accident while riding his bike around Long View Lake in Kansas City. 

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