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Cyclists ride in silence for fallen

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Hundreds of cyclists set off.

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Pat Squire, 78, left, and her husband Ray Squire, 83, and fellow cyclist Gerry Getz, 76, right, secure their black arm bands.

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Ryan Leone, left, holds his arm out for his wife Maria to tie on a memorial arm band.

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Bill Pedee, of West Toledo, center, joined hundreds of other cyclists.

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Gerry Getz, 76, of West Toledo, secures his black memorial arm band before joining other cyclists.

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Cameron Sandifur, of Sylvania, donned the black arm band, worn in memory of cyclists who have been injured.

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"I've always wanted to participate in one of these rides," Heather Townley, center, said of the 11th Annual National Ride of Silence. Townley, who was hit and injured by a semi tractor-trailer while riding her bike at the age of six, join hundreds of other cyclists for the ride.

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Steve Atkinson, the TARTA marketing director and ride organizer, center, went over the route with cyclists before they set out.

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