"Ride of Silence" set to roll out tonight

Fresno Area Cyclists Take Ride of Silence

The ride also serves as a call for improved bike safety and a reminder that cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists.

"It's a two-way street", she said.

Wednesday marks a worldwide Ride of Silence to remember bicyclists who have been killed while riding.

"We are looking for ways to make it safer for people to not have to get in the vehicle every time they want to go somewhere", Tierney said.

Bicycle rides will be taking place in at least seven Iowa cities tonight (Wednesday) as a tribute to cyclists who've been killed or seriously injured in crashes.

Past year alone, 19 bike riders were killed, 1500 were injured in Ohio. This year was the 14th year for the Ride of Silence in Grand Rapids.

"We only ask that motorists respect us when we are on the roads".

Where: Starts and finishes at Sydney Shopping Centre parking lot.

City officials are looking to make the streets safer and more accessible for cyclists. Tierney hopes that is Phase I of a larger project that would eventually include a pedestrian walkway connecting the site to War Memorial Park, which would provide access to UAMS and downtown.

"It's to bring awareness to the public that bicyclists are out there and.we want them to pay a little bit more attention to that we are out there, riding our bicycles", Le Duc said.

2 and 7 p.m.at Regal Elmwood (2001 Elmwood Ave.) and Transit Regal (6707 Transit Road, Clarence).

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