A Ride of Silence for lost lives

Photos by Jason Hawk | Oberlin News-Tribune

A single-file procession of bicycles zipped Wednesday in a five-mile loop through Oberlin in a Ride of Silence. The Silver Wheels Cycling Club held the event here as part of a nationwide remembrance of cyclists who have died. A ceremony was held at the Oberlin Train Depot on South Main Street, where Mark Kasmark read the names of club members who have died. Among them was Charles Startup of Oberlin, killed last October in a hit-skip incident. The ride was organized to remind both cyclists and auto drivers that they share the road and need to be mindful of each other.