On Wednesday about 70 cyclists rode through Northeast Portland for an annual event called the Ride of Silence.
The event honors bikers who have been killed or injured on public roadways.
The ride was the first time that Kristi Finney has been on a bike since her 17-year-old son Daniel was hit by a car.
“On August twelfth of 2011 my son was killed on his bike, he was riding in a bike lane and a young man plowed into him at about fifty miles an hour and threw him 175 feet—hit another bicyclist at the same time, and then left them both on the street. I just hope to bring awareness that everyone needs to share the road,” says Finney.
The Ride of Silence takes place in cities across the country each year. Last year, fifteen cyclists were killed on Oregon roads.