CYCLISTS will ride to remember Jason Lowndes at the weekend, marking two years since he was killed.
The 23-year-old's mother was hopeful the ride would remind people to stay safe over the holiday period.
"Everyone wants to get home for Christmas," Trudie Lowndes said.
Prominent Bendigo cyclist Edward Barkla said the riders would be taking their usual route through Mandurang and Sedgwick before heading back to Bendigo.
They would be paying tribute to Jason with one of his favourite foods - lollies.
"He loved lollies and he loved chocolate," Edward said.
Those in the cycling community are calling the initiative 'Lollies for Lowndesy'.
Edward said they intended to do it every year for as long as Jason's family allowed it.
Last year, they coined the phrase 'Lights for Lowndesy' - an encouragement for cyclists to ride with lights on the front and rear of their bicycles.
"We just thought let's change the lights for lollies," Edward said.
He said it was something Jason would have enjoyed.
Edward said Jason would have claimed a fistful of lollies, he loved them so much.
His father, Graeme Lowndes, is expected to be among Saturday's riders.
Edward said some riders had come from interstate, in the past.
'Lollies for Lowndesy' participants will gather at the five-way roundabout at the intersection of Somerville, Miller, Williamson, Sternberg and Townsend streets in Kennington at 7am.
There will be several waves of riders, with groups heading off every five minutes until 7.45am.
"We're keeping it simple and low-key," Edward said.
Jason died after being struck by a car while riding at Mandurang on December 22, 2017.
The County Court last month sentenced driver Billie Rodda to a three-year community corrections order, 200 hours of unpaid community work and a $2000 fine after she pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death and using a mobile phone while driving as a probationary licence holder.
She was also banned from driving for three years.
Jason's family has vowed to advocate for road safety, urging drivers to "leave the phones alone" and cyclists to wear appropriate clothing and some form of lights.
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