Ride of silence honors fallen cyclists

The International Ride of Silence was commemorated in Banner Elk on Wednesday, May 20. A ‘ghost bike’ was placed at the Corner on Main to honor bicyclists who have been killed or injured. The event remembers members of the community including Lees-McRae students Carla Swart and Megan Baab, Dr. Erik Lie-Nielsen, Dr. Jerry Luck, Ignaciao Giraldo, Cresencio Colon and Charlie Robinson. Passersby were welcomed to silently remember family and friends they have lost or were injured in collisions with motor vehicles.

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