Ride of Silence to Honor Fallen Cyclists takes place on May 15, 2019

The Ride of Silence, an annual ride held on the third Wednesday in May, will be on May 15, 2019.

The Ride of Silence started in 2003 in Dallas, Texas after cyclist Larry Schwartz was killed by a bus driver. The ride has since spread world wide to hundreds of locations each year. 

The ride honors cyclists who have been killed or hit while riding their bike. The ride guidelines are that it takes place in silence as a tribute to fallen cyclists. Typically, the ride is about 10 miles at an easy pace of 10-12 mph so that all may participate. All cyclists are encouraged to attend. The ride helps to raise awareness for fallen cyclists by raising awareness.

The Ride of Silence poem:

The Ride of Silence…

Tonight we number many but ride as one
In honor of those not with us, friends, mothers, fathers, sisters, sons
With helmets on tight and heads down low,
We ride in silence, cautious and slow
The wheels start spinning in the lead pack
But tonight we ride and no one attacks
The dark sunglasses cover our tears
Remembering those we held so dear
Tonight's ride is to make others aware
The road is there for all to share
To those not with us or by our side,
May God be your partner on your final ride

– Mike Murgas

For ride information, visit: rideofsilence.org

Some of the Western US regional rides:

May 15, 2019Ride of Silence, Utah Bike Month, Salt Lake City, UT, Cyclists will take to the roads, escorted in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways, meet at 6:30 at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City. Ride leaves at 7 pm. Bike ride at 10 to 12 mph, mostly flat or minimum grade, about 11 miles., Chris Slauger, [email protected], rideofsilence.org, facebook.com/events/1101400300066668/

May 15, 2019Ride of Silence, Utah Bike Month, Provo, UT, Join the Provo chapter of the Worldwide Ride of Silence to ride to honor people who were killed or injured while biking this last year and last several years. We will begin at Dixon Middle School and go for a short, slow, silent ride with brief stops at the ghost bike memorials for Doug Crow and Mark Robinson, and return to Dixon Middle School where we will have light refreshments. Meet at 6:30. Dixon Middle School, 750 W 200 N. 7 pm., Lucy Ordaz, 801-787-4384, [email protected], rideofsilence.org, facebook.com/events/850656535006205/851159871622538/

May 15, 2019Ride of Silence, Bike Month, Prescott, AZ, Ride to honor dead and injured cyclists and to honor Amber Harrington who was killed by a drunk driver in 2015. Organized by Bike Prescott, Patricia David, [email protected], rideofsilence.org, bikeprescott.org

May 15, 2019Ride of Silence, Bike Month, Las Vegas, NV, 15th Annual Las Vegas Ride of Silence, Wednesday May 16th. Meet at the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, 600 South Grand Central Parkway, parking lot. Registration from 6:15 to 6:50 PM. Ride begins at 7:00 PM sharp. This is a 9 mile street ride in traffic that will go through downtown Las Vegas, then wind through the Central Medical Area and historic neighborhoods. All riders must have lights front and rear as per Nevada statutes. You must also wear a bike helmet while riding. This ride is open to all ages but is not really meant for younger children because of traffic conditions. All riders under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the ride. The ride is silent to honor fallen cyclists., Jim Litttle, 702-360-4751, [email protected], rideofsilence.org

May 15, 2019Ride of Silence, Bike Month, Boise, ID, Ride to honor dead and injured cyclists. Location TBA, Lisa Brady, 208-761-8507, [email protected], rideofsilence.org, biketreasurevalley.org

May 15, 2019Ride of Silence, Bike Month, Sedona, AZ, Ride to honor dead and injured cyclists, Don Mathieu, , rideofsilence.org

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