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Ride of Silence
May 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
On Wed. May 20th at 7 PM, please consider joining cyclists across Canada and globally, in the annual Ride of Silence to:
- Help raise awareness of cyclists legal rights to public roadways.
- Promote safe cycling.
- Silently honor and remember family and friends who’ve been injured or killed in collisions with motor vehicles in a slow paced ride.
When: Wed. May 20th, 2020, 7:00 PM Worldwide
(always the 3rd Wednesday of May)
S. Hemisphere and recommended rain date/ time:
Sat. May 23rd, 2020, 10:00 AM – ALWAYS the following Saturday)
WHERE: Hundreds of locations world wide
Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph/20kph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling 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
THE RIDE OF SILENCE WILL NOT BE QUIET
On May 20, 2020 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will traverse and unite the globe as nothing before it. 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 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.