Fifth Annual Ride of Silence scheduled for Wednesday

Cameron Gross
May 18, 2017

Ride for silence begins at 5:30. this ride is to remember cyclists who have died or been seriously injured while riding their bike.

Anyone with a bicycle is welcome to ride.

Brownsville cyclists unite Wednesday during a Ride of Silence in honor of cycllists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. There will be speakers and instructions at 6:45, a moment of noise at 6:59 and the Ride of Silence begins at 7. Columbia police will escort riders through the streets.

"It was started in 2004 in Texas, and this is our seventh or eighth year of doing it", said Danny Jones, owner of Lincoln Avenue Cycling and Fitness. "Just make them aware that everyone has a right to be on the road and to enjoy the time that we have". He said three years ago he went on a cross-country bicycle ride from California to Florida, recalling seeing more animosity from drivers in Lubbock than he did anywhere else on his entire trip.

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Brownsvillle cyclists ride along Alton Gloor Wednesday during a Ride of Silence.

"I lost two very dear friends and some other acquaintances that night", she says.

Cyclists ride no faster than 12 miles per hour and remain silent.

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