Jim Lambert and Matt Billings

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

About 100 people participated in the Akron Ride of Silence last night, one of hundreds of similar events happening around the world to honor cyclists killed on public roadways.

The sound of spokes was the only noise during the low-speed, 7-mile route that wound through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

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Bill Rinehart / WVXU

On Wednesday, the worldwide "Ride of Silence" will honor bicyclists who've been killed or injured on public roadways. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia has more on the ride that will take place in Summit County.

The “Ride of Silence” is being organized by the Akron Bicycle Club, which has arranged for two police cars to escort cyclists on the 7-mile route.