Hundreds of cyclists participate in Ride of Silence

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Hundreds of bicyclists gathered together and rode through the city to take part in the annual Ride of Silence, on Wednesday evening.

The ride was a way for cyclists to silently honor those who have been injured or killed, while riding on the streets.

By state law, cyclists and motorists must abide by the same regulations on the road.

The cyclists hope this ride will remind drivers to share the road.

“It just helps everybody be aware to be safe and respectful of each other in the hopes that bikes and cars can get along on the road in a safe way,” said Kathleen Koechlin, an ride organizer and participant.

According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, 18 bicyclists were hit and killed in accidents and 1,237 were injured, between January of 2017 and January of this year.

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