2013 Ride of Silence draws hundreds, includes powerful speeches
For a decade, bicyclists across the country have geared up for an event called “The Ride of Silence.”
On Wednesday night in Pittsburgh, more than 100 bike enthusiasts gathered in Oakland for the start of Pittsburgh’s Ride of Silence.
It honors the victims of bicycle crashes and raises awareness about safety.
The organization Bike Pittsburgh says the number of cyclists in the city continues to grow and there’s a need for stricter safety measures and additional resources to keep them safe on the roads.
Cheri Williams told KDKA’s Kym Gable, “We’re part of the road, too. We choose to ride our bikes for health reasons and for the fun of it, and a lot of times, it’s a little scary.”
Also in the news, WPXI has a short piece with a photo of the ride on Penn Ave.
Officially kicking off on May 1 and ending September 30, this free and friendly competition encourages people throughout the Pittsburgh region to get out and ride, whether as daily commuters, weekend warriors, or somewhere in between.