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Injured, killed cyclists honored by Ride of Silence

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

About a dozen cyclists in Cedar Rapids joined to honor those injured or killed while biking.

The Cedar Rapids Ride of Silence started at Greene Square Park in downtown Cedar Rapids before cyclists biked for three miles.

The slow-paced ride has been going on in Cedar Rapids for about eight years, and is part of a worldwide event to honor cyclists killed or injured by drivers on local roads.

"We have had different cyclists killed here in Cedar Rapids, and what this does is we want to show honor to those who have been injured or lost their lives while cycling," said local Ride for Silence organizer Nikki Northrop-Davidson. "We also want to raise awareness that bicyclists are here and that we need to share the road."

Organizers say Cedar Rapids is a bike-friendly city, but it's still important for drivers to look out for cyclists.

Northrop-Davidson says cycling is increasing by 60-percent across the country.

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