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 national 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.
Locally, the Ride of Silence takes place on May 17th at Millennium Park, right across the street from the Romence shop, at 6:30. Please show up a little bit early to register.
I hope you’ll join us.