Cyclists honor fallen bikers during Ride of Silence

Cyclists honor fallen bikers during Ride of Silence

"When someone is hurt, injured, or even killed we stand beside eachother", said Millhollin.

Clermont City Council member Diane Travis will join other bicylists again Wednesday night to take part in a solemn ride to honor cyclists killed or injured on area roads, including her fiance and fellow triathlete, Harry Nickell. It was the first time her family was able to participate in the Ride of Silence.

In 2017 100 pedestrians and 9 cyclists were killed on Nevada roadways.

Capistrant told the participants that it's rougher than ever for bicyclists to be on the road these days because drivers are so distracted. It's not just on the side streets or on the trails.

"It gets bigger every year", said Travis, who anticipates about 250 cyclists. He was riding his bicycle near Orange Grove and La Cholla on his way to work.

" It was my sister's passion, and I was trying to share that with her", he said of his motivation to start riding. Actually caught my front tire when they swerved over to where I was at.

"It was a tragedy what happened on Collins Road and it makes me so sad".

We ride in silence, cautious and slow.

"It's kind of hard to not talk, but really we want our silence to speak volumes", organizer Nikki Northrop Davidson said.

Both agree that both drivers and cyclist bare the responsibility of keeping each other safe. They say it's important to not swerve while on the road, and to give cyclists space.

Each rider wears helmets and asked to follow the rules of the roads.