Around 30 people came together Wednesday night at Ashley Pond in order to honor cyclists injured or killed in accidents on the road through an event called the Ride of Silence.
Lily Cohen, a recent addition to the Los Alamos community whose close friend was killed during a cross-country cycling trip, organized the event. Khalil Spencer helped spread the word, turning Cohen’s efforts into a successful, emotional event.
As cyclists began arriving before the scheduled 6:30 p.m. event time, Cohen handed out black armbands and spoke a few words about the reason she organized this event.
“I was inspired to organize this event by my friend Paige who was killed while cycling across the country. Remembering Paige and her indescribable energy is what gave me the courage to take a risk and move out to Los Alamos. She inspires me to be ridiculous every day,” Cohen said.