May 09, 2013 – Please join us May 15, 7:00 p.m., for the boldest bike ride in history. We all ride. Now we can ride as one. One day. One time. One world, world-wide. Let the silence roar. 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.
THE RIDE OF SILENCE WILL NOT BE QUIET
On May 15, 2013 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.
Find a Canadian location near you HERE.
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
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.
Please check the resources on this site. If there is a Ride of Silence in your area, we encourage you to join them. If there is not a ride planned in your area, please consider adding your city to the ever-growing list of sites. To get information on how to organize and host a Ride of Silence, please click here; you might also want to look at our FAQ.
The necessary expenses the Ride of Silence has to incur are met by concerned volunteers and donations.
Chris Phelan, Founder
The Ride Of Silence (2003-2013)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7 PM