Family, friends gather in NoDa to remember woman hit and killed while riding bike

CHARLOTTE — Family and friends gathered in NoDa Friday evening to honor a woman who was killed while riding her bike.

In January, 30-year-old cyclist Kristie Crowder was hit and killed while riding in Plaza Midwood. The former teacher and photographer was remembered with a memorial bike ride and celebration of life. It included the dedication of a mural that will remain in the community.

“Kristie was a huge part of this community, she lived here and was active in keeping this community beautiful with love and grace,” friend Kay Nencetti said.

Crowder, who was born and raised in Morganton, made a life for herself in the Queen City. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and worked as a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools math teacher before starting her own photography business.

Crowder’s mom, Pam, said her daughter had quite the travel bug.

“I’m glad that we have all of these wonderful memories of her to cherish and look back on,” Crowder told Channel 9 in January.

The mural is located on the exchange building along 36th street in Noda.

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