‘Ride of Silence’ honors those who can no longer ride

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Dozens of cyclists hit the streets of Austin to honor those who can no longer ride.

The memorial ride is called the “ride of silence” and pays tribute to cyclists hurt or killed in accidents on our roads.

This past weekend Austin cyclist John Fusselman was killed while riding his bike on Bee Caves Road.

“You know, you’re on these long rides and what do you do? You talk. You open up to each other,” said Jeff Newberry, a friend of Fusselman’s who took part in the ride. “You tell stories, and John could talk, and John could give you and education…John would have you joking and laughing, and I just had so many enjoyable rides getting down the road with my buddy John.”

The ride of silence started in 2001.

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