Ride of Silence to honor fallen cyclists


POSTED: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 5:32pm

UPDATED: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 10:01am

The Ride of Silence is being held next Wednesday to bring awareness to share the road with cyclists. 

There have been four bicyclists killed on Upper Valley roadways in the last six months.  During the ride, all-white "ghost bikes" will be placed where the deaths occurred. 

There is already a ghost bike sitting on Nolana Street from an accident last year. 

"Because of the three fatalities in the recent months, it's very important that everybody is aware of what is happening in the Rio Grande Valley," McAllen City Commissioner Veronica Vela-Whitacre said. "Just yesterday afternoon, there was another cyclist hit in Brownsville. Last Saturday, there was a cyclist hit in Harlingen."

The Ride of Silence will begin in the parking lot of the Monitor newspaper at 5:30 p.m next Wednesday.  The ride will be around 20 miles long.  

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