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Garza processes accident through participation in Ride of Silence

Martin Garza, in orange and black, participated in the Ride of Silence two months after an accident involving a vehicle. He wore the same clothes from the day of the accident to the event. Photo by Rowan Khazendar.

June 3, 2013

By Elizabeth Sims Enterprise Editor Dark clouds hang over the Coppell High School parking lot, alluding to the coming rainstorm. Despite the weather, a group of cyclists have gathered. As a Coppell Fire Department bagpiper plays “Amazing Grace”, the cyclists pull out of the parking lot in small...

Importance of cycling, roadway safety inspired by Ride of Silence

Importance of cycling, roadway safety inspired by Ride of Silence

May 17, 2013

By Elizabeth Sims Staff Writer The 6th annual Coppell Ride of Silence was held on Wednesday to honor and remember cyclists killed and injured on the roads. Despite having the 11 mile ride shortened to eight due to inclement weather, the ride was still well attended. Before the ride began, Cop...

Annual ride honors cyclists, raises awareness through silence

Annual ride honors cyclists, raises awareness through silence

April 5, 2013

By Elizabeth Sims Staff Writer When a passing school bus mirror struck and killed cyclist Larry Schwartz on May 4, 2003, long time friend and fellow cyclist Chris Phelan wanted to do something to honor his memory as well as those of other cyclists injured or killed in accidents. Just two weeks later, the first Ride of Silence was held. Wh...

4th annual Ride of Silence takes over Coppell streets

May 19, 2011

Mary Whitfill Features Editor On Wednesday, over 100 bicyclists silently took the streets of Coppell to honor those whose have been killed or injured by vehicles while riding legally on public roads. Setting off from Coppell High School, participants rode 11 miles without uttering a word an...

Silent ride honors Coppell dad, cyclist

May 19, 2010

by Blake Seitz According to the League of American Bicyclists, around 700 cyclists are struck and killed by cars each year. While this may seem like an impersonal statistic, it now carries weight with the Coppell community, and one family in particular. On July 22, 2007, a vehicle ran a red light,...