Photo by Eric Concannon.

(Lander, Wyo.) – Yesterday evening motorists in Lander might have seen a group of 30-40 cyclists riding through town, all with helmets. The ride was the local iteration of a national awareness event called Ride of Silence.

According to the national organization’s website, the ride exists to honor cyclists have been killed or injured in wreck, to raise awareness about cyclists on roads and to ask motorists to share the road.

Eric Concannon reports approximately 40 local cyclists took part, including a number of children. The ride was hosted by Lander Cycling Club and led by Scott van Orman. “I have personally been injured by motorists while cycling and there are many members of the club who can say the same,” Concannon said.

(Click photos by Eric Concannon below to enlarge.)