Yesterday Bicyclists in Austin and around the world rode their bikes to honor fellow cyclists who have been injured or killed biking. The world wide Ride of Silence is to honor those killed by motorists, Promote sharing the road And make people aware of Bicycle safety. According to the U-S consumer product safety commission, More than 1-thousand bicycle related fatalities happen each year. Also, There are more than 5-hundred-thousand not fatal bicycle related injuries treated annually in emergency rooms. To stay safe on the road there are some practical tips, First be sure to ride in the same direction as traffic, As far to the right as possible. Try wearing bright colors to increase your visability, And always wear a helmet whether you are going around the block or a marathon ride. 49 states and more than 2 dozen nations around the world participated in yesterdays Ride of Silence events.