In Memoriam, Ride Of Silence
Join fellow bicyclists around the world next Wednesday, for "Casper's Ride of Silence". Its a short, slow bike ride taken in memory of those who've been killed or injured while riding their bike on public roadways.
"We just really want to spread the word that as cyclists we are out there. We are sharing the road with cars. We are a legitimate vehicle recognized by state law. Its just an opportunity to let people know that everybody has to show a little courtesy while we're on the roads together."
Wyoming Department of Transportation Spokesman and Avid Bicyclist, Jeff Goetz says Wyoming averages one to two bicycle fatalities per year.
The ride is part of an international movement to raise awareness of bikes on the road.
Casper's Ride is next Wednesday, May 16th beginning at 6pm at the Tate Pumphouse.
The event is free, no registration required. Riders are asked to wear a helmet. Safe Kids of Central Wyoming will have extra helmets available for use with a donation.
Casper's Ride of Silence was first held in 2010. It is hosted locally by WYDOT.