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Ride of Silence May 19, 7:00 p.m.

Will this be yearly now, on May 19? On May 19, the Ride of Silence will roll across the country, starting at 7:00 PM. In more than 50 cities in the U.S. and Canada, cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.

Added by colin #442 on 2004-05-21. Last modified 2004-05-25 23:13. F0 License: Attribution
Location: World, United States
Topics: cycling, media campaign \ propaganda, spirit


How to organize your own Ride of Silence

May 19, 2004 7:00PM

Select an area that will allow cyclists to travel in a loop of 5 to 15 miles.

Cyclists will travel:

  • At a speed of 12 mph
  • 2 abreast
  • No passing
  • No talking
  • Hand signals only
  • No brochures
  • No registration forms
  • No releases
  • No fees
  • No shirts
  • No maps

Just a Silent Bike Ride to honor our fallen cyclists and ask motorists to Share the Road.

The attitude of the ride is that of a funeral procession.

Word of mouth and e-mails should promote the ride. Single sheet fliers are okay.

NO SPONSORS. You can collect “Endorsements” from groups and individuals who believe that you are doing a good thing.

Local police should be consulted and their support should be arranged and scheduled. If there is any cost, it should be mentioned in the e-mails. A collection should be taken until there are sufficient funds to pay the police. After that time no more donations are accepted.

Local press should be informed of the event and the reason behind it. They should also be told which other cities are hosting rides.

If you are interesting in hosting/organizing a Ride of Silence in your area, choose the Add a Location link on the main menu so others in your area know about it at:


Found by reading http://www.trafficlife.com/resources.html.

Colin Leath <>    

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