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SUNSET HILLS, MO (KPLR) –On Saturday morning, more than 300 cyclists from Illinois and Missouri took part in a demonstration bike ride on the streets of Sunset Hills that ended with at rally at city hall. All of it was done in an effort to raise awareness about bike safety on the roads.

The idea was sparked after the death of cyclist Rick Beard and the recent accident involving Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer and cyclist Randy Murdick last week. Now activists are voicing their concerns and want tougher enforcement of bike laws for drivers.

Another demonstration is set for Monday morning in front of St. Louis city hall at 9am.

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  • Lainey Lou

    Hopefully these bike riders will also be aware of the rules of the road and quit acting like they own the road. I drive through Forest Park on my way to work and riders blow right through stop signs. I almost creamed one the other day because they don’t obey the rules then complain that they have been hit

  • Sherman

    Funny how they filmed them breaking the law. They were riding side by side instead of single file as required by law. Yes they do need to learn to share the road.

    • Brandon

      Most municipalities allow and encourage riding 2 abreast (it’s safer to ride in pairs for visibility), you should really check the laws in your area.

      Section 11.44.060 RIDING MORE THAN TWO ABREAST PROHIBITED. Persons operating bicycles upon a roadway or sidewalk shall not ride more than two abreast except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles.

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