Riders Promote Bike Safety

Riders Promote Bike Safety

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(KSL News) Hundreds gathered for a special memorial bike ride to remember a Utah girl killed in Big Cottonwood canyon last year.

This is the second year for the event. This year in addition to Josie Johnson, the group also remembered Steve Willson, who was killed last month, and others. Speakers at the event also made a big push for bike safety.

John Weis/ Ride Participant: "Cyclists have to understand the laws of the road. They have to obey the rules of the road. They have to be seen. They have to stop at signs and stop lights."

They say motorists need to be just as aware and careful.

Organizers say they hope the event will help prevent accidents. They estimate more than a thousand people showed up for today's ride.

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