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Southern Tier Bicycle Club rides in silence to remember cyclists killed by vehicles

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A ride in silence is speaking louder than words Wednesday night. Many took to the streets to ride bicycles to raise awareness of bikers rights to the roads.

The Southern Tier Bicycle Club participated in the annual Ride of Silence.

Starting in Recreation Park, the bicyclists rode all over Binghamton in silence.

It’s a way to remember those who have been killed riding their bicycles by motor vehicles, and to advocate for drivers to share the road with those on bikes.

“I’m just looking forward to getting out there and cycling a little bit, maybe, I don’t know, a little over 4 miles and get the message across,” says Southern Tier Bicycle Club member Ivan Pewterbaugh.

Wednesday the Southern Tier Bicycle Club was remembering one member in particular, Dottie Rice.

She was killed back in 2012 being stuck by a vehicle while biking outside of Owego.

The Ride of Silence has been done annually worldwide since it started in Texas in 2003.

David Caya

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