THE RIDE OF SILENCE 2017
Delray Beach Florida at Old School Square Park. Police Escort Ride.
On May 17th, 2017 at 7:00 PM, BE THERE AT 6:30pm for ride instructions. 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 national sponsors and 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.
PLEASE JOIN THE RIDE IN DELRAY BEACH.
IF YOU RIDE A BIKE THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO SHOW RESPECT TO THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN LOST.