Bicyclists worldwide pedal in Ride of Silence for safety

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Posted: May 19, 2016 7:50 PM

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Bicyclists across the world have pedaled quietly in their annual ride to honor those injured or killed while cycling.

The Ride of Silence took place Wednesday in Williamstown, New Jersey, and more than 400 other locations to raise awareness that cyclists are sharing roadways with motorists.

The ride is part of a global movement involving thousands of cyclists who ride on the third Wednesday in May without saying a word.

Organizers say rides were held on every continent and in all 50 U.S. states. They say zero words were spoken.

Williamstown ride leader Debbie Kaighn says members of a local high school choir and their teacher provided music.

She says her Ride of Silence route was about 11 miles long and the pace was 10 mph. Helmets were mandatory.