Community members rode their bikes Wednesday to remember killed cyclists

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GOSHEN, Ind. -- Bike riders gathered in Goshen on Wednesday for a “Ride of Silence” ceremony to remember cyclists who have been killed while biking on public roadways.

This event is recognized and hosted annually across the world in an effort to remind drivers, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the roads.

Bicycle fatalities caused by motor vehicles in the United States has averaged 772 deaths per year from 2010 to 2019.

“We ask whenever they go to go around the cyclist don't pass real close, stay behind until there's a clear area to pass, and just be aware,” said Danny Jones, Owner and President of Lincoln Avenue Cycling.

In 2021, there were 405 “Ride for Silence” ceremonies hosted across 44 states, 11 countries and five continents.

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