'Ride of Silence' to be held in memory of cyclists killed

Eleven bicyclists have been killed over the past year in the Philadelphia area, with the latest cyclist death occurring just last week.

Pablo Avendano was struck and killed by a car on Saturday at the intersection of 10th and Spring Garden Streets while making a delivery.

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In the wake of cyclists are rallying for Philadelphia's 'Ride of Silence.'

For its fourteenth consecutive year, the ride is being held in Philadelphia to honor cyclists killed and injured in motor vehicle accidents. The ride also serves as a call for improved bike safety and a reminder that cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists.

The ride, held during National Bike Month, is expected to take place across more than 300 different locations and 20 countries.

The 8-mile long route will kick off at the Philadelphia Art Museum, proceed down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, circle City Hall, continue to Independence Hall, and head over to West Philadelphia via the Walnut Street Bridge. The ride will return to the front of the Art Museum over the Spring Garden Street Bridge.

A brief pre-ride dedication ceremony will take place at 6:45 p.m., and the ride will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

More information on the Ride of Silence can be found here.