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Ride of Silence Remembers Bicyclists Killed on Tenn. Highways

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The eight bicyclists killed in the past year on Tennessee highways will be remembered tonight during the annual Ride of Silence.

The Tennessee Department of Safety says 8 cyclists died on Tennessee highways during 2013, while 387 were injured.

Local rider Cary Way will be participating.

“The ride was started after a rider in Texas that I’ve ridden with was killed by a school bus. This is our eleventh annual Ride of Silence, and it has grown to where there are rides all over the United States and the world.”

The Murfreesboro Bicycle Club will be participating in tonight’s ride. Local riders will gather in the parking lot at 2111 East Main near the rugby field and push off for the silent ride beginning promptly at 7 p.m.

Twenty year-old MTSU student Timothy Martin was struck by a car and killed in February, 2013 as he walked his bicycle across Rutherford Blvd.