Ride of Silence honors killed cyclists, raises cycling safety aw - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Ride of Silence honors killed cyclists, raises cycling safety awareness

Dozens of bicyclists joined in a special ride across Lubbock Wednesday evening.

The Ride of Silence honors cyclists who have been killed or injured while on the road.

Riders in the Hub City road from Texas Tech to 98th St. and back. They joined participants in 49 states and 19 countries, all riding to raise awareness about sharing the road.

Jill Booker, part of the West Texas Cycling Association, said that the event is all about respect.

"We just want to bring awareness to our community that cycling is important in Lubbock," Booker said, "and that we are on the road and that we deserve your respect and care while we're riding."

Riders said it's also important that cyclists take the proper precautions by wearing bright clothing, using lights or reflectors and obeying all traffic laws.

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