May 22, 2014 12:44 am
Updated: May 22, 2014 12:00 pm

Montreal cyclists take part in ride of silence

Hundreds of cyclists gathered for the annual ride of silence Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

Global News

MONTREAL – Hundreds of cyclists gathered for the annual ride of silence Wednesday night. It’s the third year the event has been held in Montreal.

Cyclists gathered at Parc Lafontaine and then took to the streets to commemorate those who have been injured or killed while riding.

Organizers said that they wanted to encourage Montrealers to share the road.

There have already been three cyclists killed on Quebec roads since the bike season started.

The ride of silence event was started in Texas in 2003 by Chris Phelan, in honour of his friend who was killed after being hit by a bus while biking.

Twenty-five cities across Quebec took part in this year’s ride of silence.

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