Cycling community honors cyclist killed on his bike

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Cycling community honors cyclist killed on his bike

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by KTVB

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Posted on October 16, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 16 at 11:23 PM

BOISE -- Last week,  56-year-old James Kelly was hit and killed by a driver on Overland Road.

On Wednesday night, for a second time in two weeks, the cycling community came to honor a cyclist killed on his bike, in a Ride of Silence.

Dozens of cyclist made the half-mile ride from Overland Road to Kelly's ghost bike.

It's chained up on Federal Way, close to where he was hit.

Organizers say they learned about his death, while taking part in a Twilight ride for another cyclist last week.

"It's unfortunate that this is how it has to work, but i think it is working. It's getting that awareness out there for cyclists. That cyclists are using the road and they need to learn how to use the road properly and obey all the rules and that drivers need to be looking out for cyclist on the road," said Jimmy Hallyburton, Executive Director of Boise Bicycle Project.

A Boise Ordinance says bicyclists must have three feet of space for cars to pass.

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