Bikers pedal in honor of well-known LGBTQ+ activist who died in a bicycle collision in Frederick

Two special rides are being organized in honor of him by those who knew and loved him.

Officials have reported that on Saturday, June 1st, Binde, a 63-year-old resident of Alexandria, VA, was hit by a Toyota 4Runner as he attempted to cross US Route 15 and Catoctin Furnace Road in Frederick, MD. Tragically, Binde was pronounced dead by first responders at the scene.

After Binde’s sudden passing, the cycling and LGBTQ+ communities rallied together to show their support. Additional information regarding the upcoming rides can be found by clicking here. The first ride will be held on June 5th, with another to follow on June 15th.

A friend wrote on Reddit, “Scott has been a passionate cyclist in the DC area for many years. He co-founded Outriders, a social biking group in the area that serves the LGBTQ+ community.”

He took great pride in his Norwegian roots and was a devout Christian. In addition to that, he had a sweet tooth and loved indulging in the many delicious treats from his home country. Spending quality time with his loved ones, whether it was playing board games or simply enjoying each other’s company, brought him immense joy.

Online tributes describe Binde as a prominent figure in the LGBTQ+ Outdoors Club in the DC area, as well as a leader at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation.

One tribute expressed gratitude towards Scott, saying, “God, I thank you for Scott. I am grateful for his kind heart, playful spirit, considerate nature, creative skills, and athletic talents.” The same tribute also extended thanks to Scott’s family and acknowledged the unwavering love he shared with them. The tribute concluded with a prayer for comfort and strength for Scott’s loved ones as they mourn his loss.

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