'Ride Of Silence' Brings Cyclist Awareness To Mansfield

  • 5/16/2018 8:00:52 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - Dozens of cyclists showed up at Laver Road's Cycling Sports Center on Wednesday night in support of the "Ride of Silence" - an annual event created to bring awareness to the number of cyclists killed each year in accidents with motorists.

The event was created in 2003 when an endurance cyclist was hit in the head by the mirror of a passing bus, severing his brain stem and leading to his death. The cyclists hope to draw attention to the proper amount of clearance motorists should have when passing someone on a bicycle, which is a minimum of three feet.

For more information on the Ride of Silence, visit the event's website.

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