MORRISTOWN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – There was an unusual funeral procession in Morristown, N.J. Monday.
A crowd of cyclists escorted Marty Epstein’s body to a cemetery in Cedar Knolls.READ MORE: Teens, 17 And 19, Killed In West Hempstead Crash
We first met Epstein while doing a story about how he started New Jersey’s first Gran Fondo, an endurance cycling event.READ MORE: New Surveillance Video Shows Suspect Who Allegedly Shot Teen Getting On City Bus In Harlem
Each year he’d been donating proceeds to charity.
Last year, he revealed he’d been fighting metastatic prostate cancer, and got Memorial Sloan Kettering to sign on as a sponsor.MORE NEWS: NYPD: 85-Year-Old Man Attacked & Robbed Outside Bronx Home
On Monday, the cyclists took part in “one last ride in honor of someone who devoted his life to cycling and cycling culture.”