Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Ride of Silence

cyclists especially, but also runners, and others who legally share
the road

The Ride Of Silence™

May 21, 2008, 7pm Bloor and Spadina

• to mourn those cyclists already killed by motorists
• to raise awareness (among motorists, police, and city officials) of
cyclists on the road
• to have motorists know we only want to share the road we ride on
• to show that cyclists are not going away

On the third Wednesday of May, at 7 PM local around the world, cyclists
will take to the roads in a silent protest of the carnage taking place
on the streets.

Chris Phelan organized the first Ride Of Silence in Dallas in 2003 after
endurance cyclists Larry Schwartz was killed by a passing bus mirror on
an empty road.

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.

The ride hopes to raise cycling awareness during bike safety month to
motorists, police, and city officials. The ride is also a chance to
mourn, in funeral procession style, those who have already been killed.
The ride also requests black arm bands be worn, red if you have had a
bike/motor vehicle accident.

Phelan is looking for as many cyclists as possible to join him in one
of many locations in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, South and Central
America and the rest of the world.

He can be reached at chris.phelan@rideofsilence.org

The web site is


Tino said...
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Tino said...

Ride Report:

About 20 cyclists braved a cold and soggy evening to ride in memory of those we loved and lost on the roads of Canada while they rode their bikes. After a slow procession through uptown and downtown we ended the ride at the peace garden at city hall for a minute of silence and words of comfort. Thank you to all those who rode with me.

jnyyz said...

another dead cyclist