LINCOLN, (Neb.) Every year hundreds of Americans die bicycling on the roads. Hoping to change that and honor the lives lost, once a year people from around the world come together to ride their bikes in silence. It's called the Ride of Silence.
Dozens of cyclists road in quietly around Lincoln to honor people like Randy Gibson. Last fall police say a drunk driver hit Gibson while he was biking. Gibson later died.
Gibson’s wife, Christy Gibson said this ride is about raising awareness and reminding both drivers and cyclists of what’s at stake. “We’re moms. We’re dads. We’re husbands and wives. We’re trying to make our world better and our lives better.” said Gibson.
Most cyclists say they feel safe riding around Lincoln, but all it takes is one mistake to change or even destroy a life.