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The Ride for Silence – Honoring Cyclists Killed in Accidents

372 events in 50 states of the USA, 48 countries on seven continents – the Ride for Silence happened in mid-May, a silent bike ride to honor the memories of cyclists who have been killed or injured on public roadways. The Ride for Silence began in 2003, organized by Chris Phelan in Dallas after endurance cyclists Larry Schwartz was clipped by the mirror of a passing bus and died from his injuries. The ride is held during National Bike Month and asks cyclists to ride slowly (no faster the 12mph), to wear helmets, to follow the rules of the road and to remain silent during the whole ride. By holding these events, cyclists aim to raise awareness that cyclists have just as much right to be in public roadways and to remind drivers to share the road. Sharing the Road – How You, as a Driver, Can Help Protect Cyclists…
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