DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — It’s the month of May which is considered National Bike Month. Cyclists will gear up for their special ride for the fourth time in Dothan Wednesday evening.
The Ride of Silence is an event that dates back to 2003 when a cyclist was killed due to the mirror of a passing bus. The Ride of Silence honors cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on roads.
“Our goal is to bring awareness to cyclists. You see them out there all the time riding around but we want to make sure you are aware of them. They have families too,” said Scott Trott, of Dothan Area Cyclists.
The Ride of Silence will travel for eight miles in Dothan. The ride asks cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear a helmet and bright colors, and follow all road regulations.
“As cyclists, we have to remember there are cars out on the road too. We have to be mindful of each other,” he said.
If you are looking to be apart of the event, the event is free and open to all ages. Sign up will be at 6:00 p.m. at the Dothan Civic Center and the ride will begin at 7:00 p.m.