Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Remembering Our Bicycling Brethren Tonight
Bicyclists around the world -- including 30 in Las Vegas -- pedaled Wednesday evening to remember their fellow bicyclers killed by motorists.
The annual and international Ride of Silence, a May rite, is a show of unity among bicyclists to pay homage to those bicyclists who lost their lives for the sole reason that they decided to ride a bicycle one day.
The Las Vegas Valley Bicycle Club led the way for tonight's slow eight-mile somber ride through downtown and also along Alta Drive and back to the start at the Regional Transportation Commission parking lot across from the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets.
Veteran bicyclist Jim Little offered comments about the ride's meaning, explaining that six bicyclists in Nevada were killed in the past year.
After Little explained the course. bicyclists took off. Most people pedaled road bicycles, but there were a few hybrids and mountain bikes mixed in, too.