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Sunyata
05-18-2015, 08:15 AM
On May 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.

In 2003, Chris Phelan organized the first Ride of Silence in Dallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed. (Read the full history here...)

The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. There are no sponsors and no registration fees. The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.


Meet at 1523 23rd St. NW on Wednesday May 20 at 6:45pm
Bring friends
Wear a helmet
Plan to follow all road rules
We will ride slowly (12 mph or less) and in silence
Here is a link to the planned route: https://goo.gl/maps/nCzlQ

http://www.rideofsilence.org/locations-domestic.php?s=DC#DC


If you have never participated in a ride of silence, it is an impressive and incredibly sobering event. The ones that I have attended in the past (in Lynchburg, VA and Harrisonburg, VA) were well attended and really helped bring the cycling community together.

consularrider
05-19-2015, 09:35 AM
I plan to be there tomorrow.

Arlingtonrider
05-20-2015, 10:53 AM
I'm planning to go to this as well.