'Ride of Silence' participants commemorate fallen riders and promote safety

  • 'Ride of Silence' participants commemorate fallen riders and promote safety

'Ride of Silence' participants commemorate fallen riders and promote safety

All of them - more than 90 - came together Wednesday night for Alexandria's ninth annual "Ride of Silence", an worldwide bicycle ride to remember the cyclists killed and to support those injured while riding on public roads.

In San Antonio, five bicycle riders have been struck since last May.

"The gist of it is that there are dual responsibilities for motorists and cyclists alike who are on the road - cyclists have responsibilities, motorists have responsibilities, we just have to learn to cohabitate on public roadways".

Now in its 14th year in Philadelphia, the Ride of Silence occurs in more than 350 cities and towns across the county and in 18 countries around the world. The cities of Weslaco, Hidalgo, Brownsville and Harlingen also participated in the national event.

The 14th Annual Ride of Silence in Philly comes days after a deadly bicycle crash.

"Bicyclists are drivers and so the better you drive and blend with the cars and follow the rules the better off you are", said Ball.

The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks cyclists to remain silent during the ride.

The ride is held every third Wednesday in May.

" It was my sister's passion, and I was trying to share that with her", he said of his motivation to start riding.

Toth said to make sure motorists see him while riding, he has flashing red lights attached to his bike.