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Ride of Silence Bike Ride Through Charles City Wednesday Night

Biking enthusiasts are invited to a special ride Wednesday (05.19) night to honor Charles City-area bicyclists killed after being struck by vehicles.

Organizer Bob Krueger says the “Ride of Silence” will pay tribute to the latest victim, Ellen Bengston, who died last August after being hit by a pickup south of Charles City along Shadow Avenue, north of 240th Street.

Krueger says the event is also an effort to educate bicyclists to make themselves more visible to motorists and to remind motorists to share the road with bikers.  He adds, unfortunately, that hasn’t always been the case in recent years.

Krueger says bikers can just show up for the “Ride of Silence” which starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Pub in Charles City. The ride will last about an hour and, unless there’s severe weather, the event will go on rain or shine.

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