On Wednesday night, May 17th at 7pm, the Ride of Silence will unite the globe as nothing before. Cyclists will take to the streets in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured on public roadways.
The Ride of Silence was initially organized in 2003 by Chris Phelan after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by a mirror of a passing bus and killed.
The Ride of Silence is always a free ride that asks cyclists to ride no faster than 12mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the entirety of the ride. No registration is required, feel free to just show up. The ride, which is held during Bike Month, aims to raise awareness, alert police and city officials that cyclists have the legal right to the public roadways. It is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.
There are several locations of the Ride of Silence. To find a location in California, visit their site.