GLENBURN, Maine — A local man is planning a motorcycle ride to raise money in hopes of building a permanent memorial to Nichole Cable in Glenburn.
Tim Munson, a longtime friend of Cable’s mother and stepfather, Kristine and Jason Wiley, is hoping several hundred motorcyclists will come out Saturday to honor the memory of the 15-year-old girl who was killed in May. Police have charged Kyle Dube, 20, with murder and kidnapping in connection with her death.
A temporary memorial has stood at the end of Spruce Lane, near where Cable had been living with the Wileys, since she disappeared on May 12. A week later, police found her body in Old Town.
“It’s spread through our community, it’s hurting all of us,” Munson said Thursday, explaining why he felt the community needs a way to keep Cable’s memory alive through a memorial.
The motorcycle convoy will depart from Glenburn School, 991 Hudson Road, at 10:30 a.m. The group will ride to Milo before turning onto the Argyle Road and heading toward Old Town. The procession will end at Old Town High School. Registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 or 10:30 a.m., according to Munson. There will be a $10 registration fee per motorcycle.
Munson said Kristine Wiley will ride with him on the lead bike.
Munson said he’d like the memorial to be located near the public beach at Lakeside Landing, and he is working with town officials to see whether that could be a potential site. He said he’ll look for a local landscaping company to design a memorial with a flower bed of some sort.
Any money raised in excess of what’s needed to complete a memorial will be donated to the Nichole Cable Memorial Fund, Munson said.
Wiley has said she will use her daughter’s memorial fund to spark education and outreach efforts. She is considering several ideas, such as self-defense lessons, seminars to teach parents and kids about online safety, or to support organizations such as the Shaw House or Spruce Run but details haven’t been finalized, she said Thursday.