MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A memorial bike ride held Saturday afternoon honored a man who was killed after being hit by a van two weeks ago.

Charles Lord, 65, had just checked out a Nice Ride bike when a van jumped the sidewalk and hit him in Minneapolis.

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Lord was then dragged a short distance.

Witnesses say the van stopped after hitting a building before the driver, 32-year-old Eric Lee, fled the scene.

Police arrested Lee shortly after the accident.

Dozens showed up for the ride in support of Lord despite not knowing him.

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They hoped to show support for his family and friends going through this tough time.

“We’re all part of a community, and so my understanding is that right when he was hit there were a lot of people from the neighborhood that came forward and were trying to help him. The north side is a strong community and people come together,” Ethan Fawley of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition said.

Lord was a postal service mail handler.

He often used Nice Ride to commute to and from his job.

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Lord also volunteered at North Memorial Medical Center.