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"Ride of Silence" honors those killed on a bicycle

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You've probably noticed a lot of bicycles on the road lately and not just because of the nice weather.

It's Bike to Work week, so a lot of riders are sharing the road with drivers.

A special ride Wednesday night emphasized safety.

It was called the Ride of Silence.

A group of bicycle rides met in Goshen, not to just get some exercise, but remember those who've been killed on their bikes.

It's the tenth anniversary of the Ride of Silence.

Bikers took a ten mile ride at ten miles an hour in silence.

Five people have been killed while sharing the road this year, riders say that's five too many.

But the ride wasn't just about those who were killed.

"We have to remember too that we're remembering not only those who've been killed, but those who've been injured and a lot of people are hit so that's another important reason to have this kind of a ride," says avid bicyclist John Yoder.

Riders want to raise awareness that bicyclists need to follow the same rules of the road as drivers do and they ask that drivers be vigilant as they share the road.

"When you see a cyclist, give them three feet before you just go by them. Go three feet away from them before you pass them and just be aware of that," says Danny Jones who owns Lincoln Avenue Cycling and Fitness in Goshen.

Riders say they enjoy hopping on their bikes to maintain a happy lifestyle and promote green transportation.

The ride was started in Texas with a group of people who lost a friend in a biking accident.
It's now being done all over the world.

Everyone rode at 7:00pm in their respective time zone and since the ride lasts an hour, there were rides going all day long.

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