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Ride in Silence to honor those killed or injured while cycling

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On Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. local time thousands of cyclists from all 50 states and from countries all around the world will participate in a Ride of Silence.

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The event has grown since its first rude in 2003 in Dallas, Texas. The ride honors all those who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roads. Riders meet and ride in silence at a slow pace along a prescribed route.

Locally in New Jersey there are several rides planned including:

Franklinville and Williamstown, United Artist Parking Lot, 121 Tuckahoe Road, Williamstown.

Medford, 176 Route 70 and Jones Road.

Wall Township, Hospital Road parking lot at Allaire State Park.

West Windsor, West Windsor Municipal Complex, North Post and Clarksville Roads.

Woodbridge, Sewaren Memorial Park, Sewaren Section of Woodbridge.

Visit the Ride of Silence Web Site for details.

In a related matter the New Jersey State Assembly is considering a bill (A1577/A1600) to require drivers to keep a minimum of four feet away from cyclists or pedestrians when overtaking them or face fines of up to $500. You can contact your local State Assembly or State Senator to express your opinion on the proposed bill.