Cape Fear Cyclists to participate in Ride of Silence on Wednesday

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Cape Fear Cyclists will participate in the Ride of Silence, an international effort intended to raise awareness about sharing the road with cyclists.

According to a news release from the group, the Ride of Silence will take place at 7 p.m. May 20 in approximately 75 cities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany and Belgium. Cyclists will take to the roads in a slow (no more than 12 mph), silent procession to honor fellow cyclists who have been killed or injured while riding on public roadways.

“Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn’t aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves. The ride is held annually on the third Wednesday of May, during National Bike Month,” the news release states.

Cape Fear Cyclists will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the Independence Boulevard side of Hanover Center. There will be a moment of silence, followed by helmet checks. The ride is 11 miles and wearing a helmet is mandatory. All cyclists are welcome.

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