Event Today Designed To Raise Driver Awareness Of Bicycles

Pauline Gross
May 17, 2018

The Ride of Silence is an annual worldwide bicycle ride to help alert motorists to the dangers they pose to cyclists; according to Ride of Silence organizers, 818 cyclists died and roughly 45,000 were injured in crashes in 2015.

The San Antonio event was one of hundreds around the world today.

Proponents of road-sharing can voice their support on Wednesday at the "Ride of Silence" event.

The silent, slow-paced ride is dedicated to honoring cyclists injured or killed while riding on roads everywhere, as well as raising awareness to share the road.

Pablo Avendano was struck and killed by a vehicle on Saturday at the intersection of 10th and Spring Garden Streets while making a delivery.

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Tierney, the president of Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas, said she was grateful the Ride of Silence only had one rider to honor, because in 2016 they had 12.

Greenville Police Department Sgt. Charlie Espinoza, a cyclist himself, led the procession.

When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. About 68 riders participated.

Third Avenue in Alexandria is risky for bicyclists to cross with some vehicles going 50 miles per hour, Capistrant said.

Many cyclists are asking for the roads to be shared including Steven Hardy-Braz. "We want to be safe, and we would hope that people would want to treat us safely, as well".

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