On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the Ride of Silence will once again roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the streets in a silent procession to honor those who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. The Davis Ride of Silence will start at the Veterans Memorial Center parking lot. We will gather at 6:30pm and roll out precisely at 7:00pm.
The Ride of Silence is a community group ride that asks participants to proceed 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 bicyclists have a legal right to ride on public roadways and to remind motorists of the vulnerability of those with whom they share the road. The ride is also a chance to show respect for the lives of those cyclists who have been killed or injured while riding their bikes.
The Davis Ride of Silence will start at the Veterans Memorial Center parking lot (203 E 14th Street). Helmets are required and lights are recommended (REQUIRED if you will be pedaling home after dark).
We will gather at 6:30pm and roll out precisely at 7:00pm.
Our 8-mile route will end at the US Bicycling Hall of Fame (3rd and B Streets), where we will have the opportunity to socialize and share memories and stories.
A complete ride description can be found here.
If you would like to help with any part of the planning of the Davis Ride of Silence, please contact Ellen Winder.
More information about the Ride of Silence is available at www.rideofsilence.org.