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West Texas Cycling Association to Hold Bike Safety Month Events

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A group of area cyclists will hold two events highlighting Bike Safety Month.

The West Texas Cycling Association will hold a Bike Safety Expo and a Ride of Silence to bring cycling awareness to the Lubbock community.

The Bike Safety Expo will take place in the Grand Court of the South Plains Mall on Saturday, May 11th from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event will provide a wide variety of information regarding cycling in the Lubbock community, and different cycling clubs will be available to answer questions on bicycle laws and safety.

The Bike Safety Expo will also feature a “Ghost Bike,” created in memory of Paul Nichols, who was reportedly killed recently by a distracted motorist near Levelland.

The second event, dubbed the Ride of Silence, will take place on Wednesday, May 15th at 7 p.m. The Ride of Silence is a worldwide event in which bicyclists gather in their communities and ride to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while riding on public roadways.

The event is aimed to raise awareness of cyclists’ presence on the road and to remind motorists to share the road.

All bicyclists are invited to meet at Texas Tech Parkway and Indiana Avenue in the C-17 parking lot at 6:30 p.m. on May 15th and participate in the ride. The group will ride south on Indiana to 82nd Street and then return to the C-17 lot. Helmets are required to participate.

More information on the organization is available at http://www.bikewtca.org.

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