When: May 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM(Southern Hemisphereand preferred rain date/ time: Sat. May 23rd 10:00AM)
WHERE: Hundreds of locations world wideJoin cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph/20kph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed whilecycling on public roadways.
WHY DOES THIS ORGANIZATION EXIST?
- To HONOR those who have been injured or killed
- To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
- To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD
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THE RIDE OF SILENCE WILL NOT BE QUIET
On May 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence willbegin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take tothe roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killedorinjured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have alegal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public oftenisn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cycliststhemselves.
In 2003,Chris Phelanorganizedthe first Ride of Silence inDallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror ofa passing bus and was killed. (Read the full history here...)
The Ride ofSilence is a freeride that asks its cyclists toride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the roadand remain silent during the ride. There areno sponsors and no registration fees. Theride, which is held during NationalBike Month, aims to raise theawareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have alegal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to showrespect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed orinjured.Pleasecheck the resources onthis site. If there is a Ride ofSilence in your area, we encourage you to join them. If there is not aride planned in your area, please consider adding your city to theever-growing list of sites. To get information on how to organize andhost a Ride of Silence, please click here;you might also want to look at our FAQ.
The necessary expenses the Rideof Silence has to incur aremet by concerned volunteers and donations.
315Events - 49 States of the USA - 22Countries - 7 Continents
Where it all beganin 2003 -Dallas, TX. The start of the Dallas event in2009.
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