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VIDEO: Out and About - A silent act of remembrance

Before heading out on the "Ride of Silence," participants gathered for a short message about bicycle safety and heard a prayer remembering those who have been killed in bicycle crashes.1 / 2
Without saying a word, bicyclists made their way down Broadway in Alexandria Wednesday in a ride to remember those killed or injured in bicycle crashes. (Photo by Al Edenloff)2 / 2

Silence can speak louder than words.

Dozens of people took that statement to heart while participating in Alexandria's third annual "Ride of Silence" last Wednesday.

The event was part of a worldwide effort to raise awareness to the fact that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways.

It also served as an opportunity to remember those killed or injured in bike crashes. Locally, the ride is organized by Jake Capistrant and Brad and Sue Dumm. The Dumms lost their son, Dennis, in a bicycle crash in the Twin Cities in 2009.

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