This past Wednesday, cyclists across the country took part in the annual Ride of Silence, which seeks to raise awareness about the importance of recognizing cyclists’ right to the road. 100 persons on bikes descended on the Pasadena area to take part in the event. Participants were clad in black and red armbands, the former to signify the loss of a loved one hit by a vehicle and the latter standing for that participant being in an accident themselves. Half of those who showed up for the event had reportedly been struck in some way. The coordinator of the Ride of Silence explained that 25 cyclists have already been killed in Southern California this year. The Pasadena version of the event began in 2005.
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