Elk Grove Village cyclists rode silently along local bike trails and streets last week to honor the memory of a cyclist struck and killed by a vehicle last year on Higgins Road.
The first Elk Grove Ride of Silence was held May 21, organized by Friends of Cycling in Elk Grove, a local cycling advocacy group, and members of the family of Rosaleen Waters, who died almost a year to the date ago as she was crossing Higgins Road near Route 53.
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Similar rides are held all around the world to remember those who have been killed or injured while biking on public roadways. Organizers say the silent, slow-paced rides are also meant to show that cars and bikes can share the roads peacefully.