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Ride To Remember Honors Local Cyclist, Reminds Drivers To Share The Road

10:34 PM, May 15, 2013   |    comments
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High Point, NC -- Local bike riders came together Wednesday to honor a local hero and remind people to share the road with cyclists.

Wednesday, High Point Regional Hospital hosted its second A Ride to Remember in honor of cyclist and community volunteer Gina Jacobs, who died in 2012.

The ride was part of the nationwide "Ride of Silence" movement, which honors cyclists who have been injured or killed on public roads.

Cyclists participating in the race were asked to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road, and use a blinking red light on the back of their bikes during the ride.

The free event is simply meant to remind drivers and cyclists of the rules of the road all while honoring those injured or killed doing what they love.

Jacobs was the volunteer coordinator at Oak Hill Elementary, as well as a member fo Team Spinery. Her love for cycling and her neighbors inspired those participating in the ride.

"Gina had a wonderful, giving spirit," said Rodney Simpson, coordinator at the Fitness Center at High Point Regional. "This ride is a wonderful way to honor her memory and recognize the lasting impact she had on individuals throughout the community."

Check out the attached video and slideshow to see all the sights and sounds from Wednesday's event.

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