15th annual World-Wide event
Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride (max 12 mph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.
6:45p Wednesday 17 May 2017
Meet at James Brothers - 113 South 9th St, Opelika, Alabama
Contact Mike Hogan for more information.
Everyone welcome. Free of Charge. No registration necessary.
The Ride of Silence will not be quiet
[from Ride of Silence website] On May 17 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.
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.