Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Ride of Silence - May 17, 2006 @ 7PM


Date: May 17, 2006
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: At over 200 U.S. locations and six other countries

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 purpose of the ride is to:

HONOR those who have been injured or killed

RAISE AWARENESS that we are here

Ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD

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.

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.

The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. There is no brochure, no sponsors, no registration fees and no t-shirt. The ride, which is being held during Bike Safety 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 those who have been killed or injured.

If there is a Ride of Silence in your area, we encourage you to join them.

Local (South Florida) Rides:
(See also

Contact: Celia Conti <--Send email
Distance: 10 miles
Notes: Markham Park 16001 W. State Rd. 84, Sunrise 33326 954-389-2000
Celia Conti 954 830-0098
Boca Raton

Contact: Barry Hersh <--Send email
Distance: 11.1 miles
Notes: Patch Reef Park, 2000 NW 51st St., or Yamato Road
Contact: John Voss <--Send email
Distance: 12 Miles
Notes: Wednesday, May 17th, 2006. Hobie Beach, Key Biscayne. Registration begins at 5:30 pm). Ride starts at 7:oo pm

Contact: alberto jr ordunez <--Send email

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