Three rides this weekend for pedestrian & bicycle safety

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Bikes. By Kate Bradshaw / WMNF News (May 2010).

Last Thursday a woman riding a bicycle was struck and killed on a St. Petersburg street. Another cyclist died the other day in Sarasota. And in Pasco County a high school student was hit by a truck Tuesday morning while walking to school and is in serious condition.

Some bicycle advocates are taking to the streets this weekend to make the roads safer for bicyclists and pedestrians.

WMNF interviewed Christy Foust, a public school teacher and an advocate for bicyclists.

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There are two Critical Mass rides Friday evening.

One is in Tampa:

Critical Mass Tampa Sept Memorial Ride, hosted by Critical Mass: Tampa Bay
Friday, September 27 from 7:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

 

One is in St. Petersburg:

“Critical Mass is always on the last Friday of the month and meets at Williams Park in Downtown St. Pete at 7pm and leaves at 7:30. …WE MEET IN THE GRASS BY THE BANDSHELL” 330 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg.

 

On Saturday there’s a “SEP 28 Memorial Ride Down MLK,” hosted by St. Pete Bike Co-op

Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. at 559 Mirror Lake Drive North, Saint Petersburg.

 

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