Over 600 cyclists gathered early Sunday morning to convey one simple message: share the road.
Cyclists were out before the sun and braved the cold to ride a 20-mile route through north San Antonio. Over their layers of jackets, riders and supporters donned bright orange t-shirts with the phrase “Can You See Me Now” across their backs – encouraging drivers to be mindful of cyclists on the road and to help prevent accidents in the future.
Monica Caban, 39, local cyclist and mother of two, was struck from behind on the access road of I-10 while training for upcoming Ironman Arizona and as a result suffered a severed spinal cord. Caban is now recovering and undergoing rehabilitation at University Hospital.
Cyclists sought to raise awareness and funds for Caban’s recovery through the sale of the $20 orange shirts, cash and check donations, and through online giving. Donations can be made through her online fundraising page or to the Monica Caban Benefit Fund at Broadway Bank.