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Peddling for a Purpose

AMARILLO, TEXAS - About 30 people hit the streets of Amarillo Friday night hoping for change when it comes to bicycle safety.

After a tragic year, the group called Critical Mass wants to raise awareness. The ride took off about a year ago. On the last Friday of every month, they gather to take over the streets.

In the past, they've had up to 70 people show up for the event, but the bicycle safety movement has really taken off since a rider was run-over and killed here on highway 87 this July.

The city of Amarillo responded to the death with increased bike trails and a share the road campaign, but the bicyclists say to stop riding dangers, there still needs to be a change in driver's attitudes.

If you're interested in joining the ride, they have a facebook page set up. Just search for Critical Mass Amarillo.

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