Ride of Silence (Updated)

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On Wednesday, 16 May, in hundreds of locations around the world, thousands of riders will undertake solemn rides of silence in honor of bicyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Please find a group near you, or organize one, or ride alone, and participate in the 16th anniversary of this annual event.

Ride of Silence with details including locations of rides (Opens in new tab)


After some Cycle365 riders posted about the RofS, Mark from rideofsilence.org found our little site (can’t hide on the Internet!) and offered these messages:

To Suzanne: Thanks for posting [info about the Munich ride]. I am with the Ride of Silence organization, and Munich’s Ride is NOT listed on our website this year, and we would dearly love it be included with all the other locations that rode that evening in Deutschland! And have a post Ride report submitted. (this post would do nicely) Please contact me at mark.hagar@rideofsilence.org thanks. —Mark

To Tony: The only time a Ride of Silence took place in Tasmania was in 2009, in Hobart. Consider organizing one locally for 2019. Or the optional date for locations in the Southern Hemisphere is the Sat. morn, immediately after the 3rd Wed. in May, so tomorrow morning. Ride solo if you have or have some friends join you. —Mark

To Greg: You were not alone doing a solo Ride of Silence on the 16th…. Please list your solo Ride in the Twin Cities on our website as well. —Mark

Photos of RofS rides:

More here: Ride of Silence reports and photos (Opens in new tab)

Santa Rosa, California, USA

Nicosia, Cyprus

Dearborn, Michigan, USA

South Pole, on stationary bikes

Toronto, Canada, where a bicyclist was killed the morning of the Ride of Silence

They call me Old Grumble-Face. I have no idea why they do that....

4 response to "Ride of Silence (Updated)"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: May 10, 2018

    There will also be a Ride of Silence here in Munich. I’ll be there.
    Just a few days ago a 9-year-old girl on her way to school on her bike was killed by a truck making a right hand turn, the most common cause of accidents with bicycles here. Only a couple of blocks from where I live. There’s still a lot of work to be done in regulating traffic. But it seems in the land of BMW and VW, cars have priority.

  2. By: gregblood Posted: May 10, 2018

    I see we’ve got a Ride of Silence here in the Twin Cities too. I rarely go on organized rides any more, but this sounds like a good reason to make an exception. Just yesterday, a cyclist was killed in St. Paul after getting hit by a bus.

  3. By: Seasidejanet Posted: May 10, 2018

    Talk about timely…..with Suzanne and Greg both having recent occurrences. I’m not sure we have an organized ride but will check.

  4. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: May 19, 2018

    Thanks for the info Mark. I read your comment on Sunday morning so missed the Saturday date. Next year.

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