Unfortunately included in the realm of bicycle commuting, as in all of life's circumstances, are accidents. The Capitol Bicycling Club organized Olympia's local Ride of Silence to honor those who have been killed or injured on their bikes to conjoin with the National Ride of Silence on May 16th. The turnout was great with about 30 people attending. Mayor Foutch came to speak about rising environmental issues and the city's plans for more bike lanes, and thanked us for pedaling.
The more bikers we have out on the roads, the more awareness there will be which will hopefully lead to less accidents. So share the roads and keep on pedaling!