GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Bicyclists honored those that have been injured or killed while riding on public roadways during the annual "Ride of Silence" in Greensboro.

Thursday, Greensboro police blocked off streets, directed traffic and escorted riders over five-and-a-half miles as they paid tribute to those lost.

Officials say they hope the event raises awareness.

The more attention that's brought to this issue the more aware drivers will be that we exist which will hopefully lead to less people being injured or killed in bikes,” said Nicole Linda of Bicycling in Greensboro.

This was the 12th year for the event.

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