Ride of Silence
On May 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will traverse and unite the globe as nothing before it. 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, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. There are 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.
The Annual Anne Arundel County Ride of Silence ride, held by Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County (BikeAAA), starts at Germantown Elementary School in Annapolis and will consist of members of all major bicycling clubs in the area. The ride will follow a predetermined route through Annapolis before finishing at Germantown Elementary School, 200 Windell Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401.
6:45 PM Ceremony / 7:00 PM Ride Start
For more information
BikeAAA Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2191399404447264/
More about this global event: http://www.rideofsilence.org/