CHICAGO — Bicyclists in Chicago joined others in more than 200 communities on Wednesday, National Ride of Silence Day, to remember cyclists who have been killed.

Those gathered in Chicago also remembered Rick Lomas who died a week after a driver hit him.

Lomas, police said, was struck and killed by a driver when he went through a red light on May 7 in the 1000 block of North California Avenue.

The driver who hit Lomas left the scene, police said, and Lomas refused medical treatment at the scene before leaving.

According to an attorney for the family, Lomas died on May 10 from massive brain bleeding.

As the warmer days become more frequent and more people are riding, organizations like Bike Lane Uprising, remind people to be aware of their surroundings and know the rules of sharing the road.

“Everybody is just trying to get to and from and this person had a family and unfortunately, that family is dealing with the worst-case scenario,” Christina Whitehouse, who founded Bike Lane Uprising, said. “Bicycling has become so dangerous in Chicago.”

The ride started in Grant Park and ended in River West.

Mike Keating, the injury lawyer retained by Lomas’ family, is encouraging the public not to rush to judgment.

“The footage that we’ve seen does not show the color of the light one way or another,” Keating said. “We also have no witnesses listed on the police report as to where the police got this information.”

May is also National Bike Month, something that was remembered during Wednesday’s ride of silence.

“While we do ride in silent procession as memorial, we celebrate that we are still riding and we feel them with us at our side,” Elizabeth Adamczyk, who organized the Chicago ride, said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.