Dozens take part in National Ride of Silence event in Greenville

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Dozens are expected to take part in the National Ride of Silence event in Greenville. 

Community members are planning to meet at the Bicycle Post in Uptown Wednesday at 6 pm to ride in honor of fellow cyclists who have died on the roadway.

The event not only remembers those who have died but it also promotes safety for riders and drivers.

The ride around town is 10 miles long and will take about an hour to do. Anyone is welcome to ride – there is no registration fee. However, training wheels are not allowed, but strollers are welcome.

Also, make sure you bring your helmet.

Organizers say they hope the event will remind everyone to respect each other on the roadway.  

“In order to recognize those people who have been hurt or killed on our roads and also to advocate for safer roads for everybody, so anyone can walk or in this case ride their bikes safely and sharing the roads with motorists,” said Steven Hardy-Braz, Ride of Silence organizer. 

Organizers want cyclists to remember to ride with traffic and be visible and clear with turn signals. And for drivers, North Carolina state law requires you to pass cyclists no closer than four feet.

Mayor of Greenville PJ Connelly is also expected to ride in the event.

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