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5/21/08 - Angelina County

Ride Of Silence

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Dozens of cyclists of all ages and abilities took off on a ten mile bicycle Ride of Silence Wednesday in Lufkin. The goal was to raise awareness that cyclists have a legal right to share the roadway.

Each rider was asked to pedal in silence, going no faster than 12 miles an hour. This signified a funeral procession to honor those who have been injured or killed in accidents with motorists.

The Ride of Silence is a world wide event that started in 2003. There are currently Rides of Silence held on every continent. This year, it came to Lufkin for the first time. Mayor Jack Gorden participated as well. He even issued a proclamation for the Ride of Silence.

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