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A silent bike ride for safety

A rider in the Ride of Silence waved but didn't talk while starting the ride from Big Ole Central Park in Alexandria Wednesday. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)

The fifth annual Ride of Silence drew more than 70 participants in Alexandria Wednesday. They rode on the Central Lakes Trail and roads around town to send a message about bicycle safety and remembering those who were killed or injured in bike crashes. Read a follow-up story in Friday's Echo Press. 

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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