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Silent bike ride honors those killed in bicyclist crashes

Posted: 9:30 PM, May 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-16 08:53:50-04

A silent bike ride took place Wednesday night in memory of bicyclists who have been killed in crashes while riding their bikes.

Riders met at the Bike Kitchen in San Luis Obispo and rode to Mitchell Park.

This is the second time a silent ride has been held in San Luis Obispo.

Last year, bicyclists rode in honor of Lacey Tanner Redd who was hit and by a car and died from her injuries on Corbett Canyon Road in 2017.

Participants say the event takes place nationwide and feel it is a great way to spread awareness. Communications Director Steve Akers of Bike SLO County says, “The idea and the knowledge that this is happening everywhere is a great start and we do hope that this individual event does grow so we can get more exposure on these issues.”

Organizers are reminding the community that the month of May is bike month, and there are many other events taking place for them to show their support.

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