Ride of Silence held to honor cyclists killed or injured during bike ride

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Dozens of cyclists in Tuscaloosa will hit the road Wednesday night for a good cause.

The event is called “The Worldwide Ride of Silence Bike Rally.” Organizer Brian Darr says the purpose is to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured during a bicycle ride.

“The ride of silence honors those who have been killed during cycling events and also brings awareness to let people know we’re out there riding. So we are trying to not only remember those who have been injured but also to help us from being injured in the future,” Darr said.

The event gets underway at seven o’clock at the Embassy Suites Hotel parking lot in downtown Tuscaloosa. As many as one hundred cyclists are expected to participate. The event is sponsored by Tuscaloosa Triathletes. The ride is free for anyone who wants to participate. Organizers do ask that cyclists remain silent during the ride.

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