The Lafayette City Parish Council voted last night to honor murdered cyclist Mickey Shunick by naming a loop of bicycle pathways that will circle Lafayette in her memory.

At the council's meeting last night, City Parish President Joey Durel said the Mickey Shunick Memorial Bike Loop will "recognize two of Mickey's loves--her love of cycling and her love of horses."

With Shunick's parents looking on, Durel spoke about what brainstorms LCG had in mind when the idea of the bike trail first surfaced.

"The thought was to do a little bike trail down Bertrand Drive to connect the Horse Farm to the trails that we have seen being developed, basically, on the UL campus," Durel recalled.

That original plan then blossomed into the eight-mile loop that will circle Lafayette's core. The loop will also pass near Shunick's ghost-bike memorial that marks the site near her abduction.