Mourners came together on Monday to honour the memory of Melbourne mother Arzu Baglar, killed while cycling in Yarraville on Friday.
Ms Baglar, 36, died at the scene after being hit by a southbound truck as it turned left into Somerville Road from Whitehall Street.
More than 200 people turned out for the memorial event at Yarraville Gardens on Monday to remember the life of the law student and mother of two.
After speeches from community leaders and cycling advocates, cyclists set off on a ride in memory of Ms Baglar, continuing the journey to Williamstown she was never able to complete.
Maribyrnong mayor Catherine Cumming said all levels of governments need to be spending much more to make cycling safe.
“We need more spent on our bike lanes, on our road paths and on education … of cyclists and drivers,” Cr Cumming said.
Greens Senator for Victoria Janet Rice said Ms Baglar’s death should trigger greater commitment from governments to encourage cycling and the “freedom to ride safely”.
Ride for Arzu organiser Edward Hore, from the Australian Cycling Alliance, said the ride was a way to celebrate a life cut short.
He said seeing more than 200 riders attend the memorial event made him realise how much of a community was built around cycling.
“Showing support to a family I have never known showed me that we are all here together,” he said.
Ms Baglar is survived by her husband and their two young daughters, aged six and two.
-with The Age