Nolanville: 'Ride of Silence' held to honor cyclists killed on roads

NOLANVILLE, Texas (KWTX) In honor of cyclists who have been killed on local roads, dozens took part Wednesday in the annual “Ride of Silence.”

The ride brings brings attention to the need for drivers to be careful of cyclists on the road.

Some wore black armbands in memory of friends and family members killed in crashes.

"We’re riding in silence and making a strong message that safety awareness is so important to the cycling community. By being silent we are honoring the memories of those people who have fallen to accidents that have taken their lives,” Leanne Chappell said.

Cyclists started their journey at City Hall and were escorted by Nolanville police officers, traveling 12 miles per hour. They completed close to three miles down the 190 access road.

This is the second year the ride has happened in Nolanville.