Ride of Silence

On Wednesday May 16th at 5:30pm Cleveland cyclists will join others across the globe in a silent slow-paced ride 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
To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD

The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that travels no faster than 12 mph and remains silent during the ride. There are no brochures, no sponsors and no registration fees. The ride aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police officers 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.

In its third year Cleveland Ride of Silence will have two start points (Free Stamp at Willard Park on Lakeside Ave. and Whole Foods on Cedar Road), meeting at 5:30pm and departing at 6pm. Both starting points will join each other at University Hospital in University Circle at 7pm for a brief ceremony honoring those injured or killed while cycling. Following the ceremony riders may then continue or return along back to the starting location, or easily take RTA.

Whole Foods to University Hospital:

Downtown Cleveland to University Hospital: http://www.google.com/maps/ms?msid=208606686334934552724.0004bcb63ca35ecd03526&msa=0

As always while on the ride practice bicycle safety, wear a helmet, and follow traffic laws. Riders are asked to wear white.

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