Ride of Silence

Thank you for joining us at Ancien Cycles on May 16, for our pre-Ride Tribute event with Spiteful Brewing.


Help us spread the word and promote bike safety

May 20th, 2015
For the 2015 Chicago ROS
Gather at Daley Plaza at 6 pm
Depart at 6:30


To save time at the commencement of the ride, please RSVP at the Chicago Cycling Club website:

RSVP for 2015 Chicago ROS

Stay tuned to this site and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates on event information for 15

One day. One Time. World wide.

Illinois Organized Rides

Ride details for all IL locations are listed below. Want to add a ride in your community? Register your location for an official ROS event count. Register your location for an official ROS event count.

(check on ride locations in other states )

Arlington Heights
Distance: 10 miles

Ride at 7PM, Please arrive before 6:45PM. Ride starts/ends at 500 E Miner, Arlington Heights.

Contact: Gary Gilbert

Distance: 2.4 miles

Meet in front of the McLean County Museum of History in Downtown Bloomington at 6:30pm. After a few words from elected officials and cycling advocates, we will ride to Uptown Normal with a police escort.

Contact: Michael Gorman

Distance: 10 miles

Gather at Daley Plaza's Eternal Flame beginning at 6pm; ride departs at 6:30pm. For more info, follow us on Twitter or Facebook

Contact: Elizabeth Adamczyk

Downers Grove
Distance:9 miles

We will meet at the base of the water tower in McCullom Park, Downers Grove, and ride approx 10 miles.

Contact: Loni Wiedemann

Elk Grove
Friends of Cycling in Elk Grove is riding in memory of Rose Waters, and all others that have been injured or killed while cycling. We'll be riding 9.3 miles at a slow page (10mph) in complete silence. There is no fee to participate in this event.

A HELMET IS REQUIRED!! We'll also be obeying the Rules of the Road: stopping at stop lights and stopping at stop signs when there is cross traffic.

This ride is appropriate for ages 10 and up as we do need to keep the group together.

The route and details have been determined with input from Rose's family. The route can be found here

5:50pm - 6:20pm: Sign-in and bike checks by VCS
6:20pm - 6:40pm: A few words (Paul Rudden (Rose) and Dave Simmons (safety))
6:40pm - 8:00pm: Ride of Silence (9.3 miles)
8:00pm - 8:30pm: Refreshments at Hattendorf Center (tentative)

Distance: 11 miles

The ride will start at the Chandler Neuberger Center in Evanston near the Central St. L stop. The ride will end at Tommy Nevins Pub in Evanston. 11 miles. In silence. In solidarity. Please bring lights as if you are riding home in the dark.

Contact: David Barish

Fairview Heights
Distance: 6 miles

Inaugural ride in Fairview Heights. 6 miles is shorter than the recommended, but given that the city is not well laid-out for bicycles, this is about as good as I can do for a first year.

Contact: Sara Jo Briese

Distance: 9 miles

In Memory of Jan Briese, killed on May 26, 2005, while leading her Thursday morning Joliet Bicycle Club ride as she had for more than 12 years. Starting at the Memorial Stadium, 3000 W. Jefferson Street (Rt. 52). Line up at 6:45 P.M. Ride rolls promptly at 7 P.M.

Contact: Sara Jo Briese

Distance: 10 miles

Contact: Robert Norman

Oak Lawn
Please arrive before 6:45PM. Ride starts/ends at Oak Lawn Patriot Station (Metra Station) 9525 Tulley Ave Oak Lawn, IL 60453 Parking is available and free. Ride rolls promptly at 7PM,

Distance: 10 miles

Contact: Deanna Sandei

Oak Park
Oak Park Ride of Silence, leaves from the northwest corner of Oak Park Avenue and Lake Street, Oak Park, IL, 7pm.

Distance: 10 mi approx

Contact: Bill Watson

Organized locally by the Illinois Valley Wheelm'n. We will begin assembling for the ride at 6:30 PM from Glen Oak Park in Peoria off Prospect Road (2218 North Prospect Road). Shortly before 7 PM, we will say a few words about the event and why everyone is there. Once the ride has left promptly at 7 PM on the 8.2 mile course, EVERYONE will ride silently at a speed no faster than 10 MPH AND stay behind the lead cyclist marshal from the IVW. Police officers from the Peoria Police Department will be providing lead/tail cars as well as stop traffic at all major intersections. This ride is FREE to the public and helmets will be REQUIRED to participate. As an added note - we ask no flyers/bills be distributed at the event out of respect to the cyclists we are riding to remember. If you have any further questions, please contact us through the contact form listed on this website OR call 309-696-2591

Distance: 8.2 miles

Contact: Michael Honnold

Woodstock - McHenry County
Distance: 6.5 miles

7 PM sharp come at 6:45. Meet at the McHenry County Courthouse, (SW corner of parking lot) (2200 N Seminary Ave, Woodstock, IL 60098 (for your GPS))

See our flyer or website

Contact: Eberhard Veit