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PHOTOS: Hundreds Come Out For Philadelphia’s Ride of Silence

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On Wednesday, May 18, hundreds of bicyclists came out to Philadelphia’s largest Ride of Silence ever.

The ride, an annual international event to commemorate and remember those bicyclists who’ve lost their lives to traffic violence on our streets.

Earlier in the day, members of the Bicycle Coalition accompanied Channabel Latham-Morris, the mother of bicycle hit-and-run victim Jamal Morris, to Harrisburg, where we met with numerous legislative staffers representing senators from all over Pennsylvania, to advocate for new red light and speed camera laws.

Morris made the trek back to Philadelphia later that day to light a candle at the Ride of Silence, and participated in several other meetings on Thursday to make Philadelphia’s streets safer.

Jenice Armstrong at the Philadelphia Daily News wrote a good piece about the Morris family, and the Ride of Silence.

Below are pictures from the Ride of Silence taken by BCGP staff, members, interns, and from people on social media:

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Jamal Morris’ family and friends came and rode in his honor.

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At the end of the ride, cyclists held their bikes above their heads for a minute.

Topics: Biking in Philly, Crash, Featured

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