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May 15, 2013 8:32 AM by Kristen Holloway

The Ride of Silence

Tonight cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession honoring those who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. The goal is to raise awareness to motorist and cyclist.

It's called The Ride of Silence and it's happening all across the world. Here in Lafayette riders will start at the intersection of St. Landry and Dean Street at the Mickey Shunick Bike Memorial.

The ride will follow a 9.5 mile route through central Lafayette. Organizers asks participants to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, have lights, follow the rules of the road, and remain silent during the ride. This event is a free and starts at 7p.m.

In Lafayette and adjoining parishes, 3 people have been killed and 216 injured while cycling on public roadways.

 

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