Ride of Silence

The Ride of Silence is an annual event created to honor bicyclists who have been injured or killed while riding on public roadways and raise awareness among motorists, police, and city officials that bicyclists have a legal right to those roadways. Rides take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19th at locations all over the world. The rides are only loosely organized, with no sponsors or registration fees involved. Visit the Ride of Silence website to find a ride near you.

Ride of Silence

6 Responses to “Ride of Silence”

  • Rick says:

    Alan, we’re putting together a ride tomorrow evening at 7:00 p.m. here in Sacramento, meeting at the first ghost bike at 5th and L Streets, downtown; from there, we’ll head up to the most recently placed ghost bike at H and Carlson, about three miles away. At each site, we’ll be lighting a candle.

    I understand the Sacramento Bee is doing an article about our ghost bikes for tomorrow’s paper–I just hope they get it right.

    Rick

  • Alan says:

    Thanks, Rick. The Bee contacted me a while back about the article and I suggested they talk to you instead; I hope they did.

    Have a good ride tomorrow.

    All the best,
    Alan

  • Mark says:

    It looks like there’s a ride in Albany, NY, a few minutes from me. I’ll see if I can attend.

  • Jeff says:

    Check out the comments on this accident in Indianapolis.

    http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=12507918#

  • Rick says:

    Wow, the ride went well: we had several friend of the fellow who was killed May 2nd attend, the weather stayed dry, traffic was light, and a general feeling of positive co-existence and respectful silence was everywhere. In total, there were approximately 30 riders, and each of them a joy to ride with.

    Very cool, you know?

  • jnyyz says:

    It was a beautiful evening for the ride in Toronto.

    report and links to video here:
    http://jnyyz.wordpress.com/2010/05/19/ride-of-silence-2010/

 
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