Greenville Bike Ride Raises Road Safety Awareness

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) – Cyclists rode Greenville on Saturday afternoon to raise awareness of road safety, including better access to roads.

The cyclists left the Greenville Bicycle Company at 3 p.m. on their way to Vidant Medical Center, where another cyclist is staying after being hit by a car.

A video on the Greenville Bicycle Company Facebook page shows Steven Hardy-Braz riding in November when he was hit from behind.

“As if the situation weren’t bad enough, the driver was driving with a revoked license and without insurance, according to the NCSHP,” said Greenville Bicycle Company.

Braz suffered significant injuries and could stay at Vidant for a while, according to the post.

“He is currently undergoing intense rehabilitation focusing on standing and walking again. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him again soon!

Saturday’s hike shed light on the issues cyclists face.

“We have bike paths in Greenville, but they’re not kept clean,” said leader David Manning. “For example, today our trips were off the bike lanes because there was so much garbage, glass, metal objects and everything and that’s what makes our tires go flat and is a problem for us. so, we used some of them, but we couldn’t use all of them because of this problem and that’s what it is, to emphasize the safety of riding a bike.

The cyclists took a different route from the hospital and returned to the bike shop where they demonstrated the lights, bike cameras, the rules of the road and more on what to do and not to do in case of accident.

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