Pflugerville to rename trail in memory of cyclist

A trail in Pflugerville will be renamed Sunday in memory of a cyclist who was hit while riding his bike.

Pflugerville Mayor Victor Gonzales and the family of Thi Ho will be at the trail crossing near Settlers Valley Drive and 10th Street to unveil the new signage for the Thi Ho Memorial Trail.

The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. on October 13 and the community is invited to attend.

According to the city, the majority of the two-mile trail runs adjacent to the Gilleland Creek and runs from Wuthrich Park, through Moose Park, and ends near the Pflugerville High School baseball diamond.

In September, Ho, 88, was hit while riding his bike in the 10th Street crosswalk near Settlers Valley Drive. He spent 5 days in the ICU before he passed away. Police say he was hit by an inattentive driver and was ejected approximately 40 feet. According to a city spokesperson, the Pflugerville Police Department’s investigation determined that both the driver and Ho were inattentive.

As an immigrant, Ho spent most of his life in Vietnam. He lived through three wars and a communist regime. 

After moving to Texas, Ho found peace on the Pflugerville Hike and Bike Trail.

“I don’t know exactly, the exact mileage, but I’ve seen him in some crazy areas around town,” laughed Thi Ho’s grandson, Nhat Ho. “I want his legacy to be about safety you know, on these trails, he loved being outside.” 

Ho's family started a petition in late September to rename the Pflugerville Hike and Bike trail after him.