The Ride of Silence Honors Cyclists Killed in Traffic
Last year there were 1,749 reported crashes involving bicyclists on Michigan roadways. Twenty one of them were fatal.
Today, around 150 cyclists plan to ride in silence from Michigan State University to the state Capitol in honor of those who have been injured or lost their lives while biking.
Today's ride will be one of at least 324 Rides of Silence happening around the globe, according to the Ride of Silence organization. The memorial rides started in Dallas in 2003 and have since spread to at least 17 countries and 48 of 50 states in the U.S.
Riders will travel in silence to the state Capitol building for a short memorial ceremony. Everyone is invited to join in the ceremony at 7 p.m. on the Capitol steps.
There will be an after party following the ride at The Avenue Cafe in Lansing. Riders are encouraged to wear lights and bright colors.