Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph/20 kph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.
On May 17, 2017 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 full story at http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php)
The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph 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 those who have been killed or injured.
This year we will be honoring Ellen Watters. To bring awerness to the public about cycling and motorist safety.
|Sponsored By:||Gemini Screen Printing|
|Type:||Recreational — Road|
|Location:||Provincial Government Offices Parking Lot (Adjacent the Victoria Park Bike Lane)|
|Registration:||No cost everyone welcome|
Particpants will get a free ride of slience t-shirt.
T-shirts will be the same as last year so if you have one from last year please wear it. We want to be one voice with everyone wearing the t-shirt looking unified for the safety of cyclists.