In 2009 Edmonton took part in the International Ride of Silence. We cycled past the majority of Ghost Bike Memorials that had been erected over previous years. It is time we had another Ride of Silence to remember the people that have died over the years and the people who continue to be injured on our streets.
Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.
We will meet at 7pm at BikeWorks South (10047 80 Ave) and ride to the site of Isaak Kornelsen's memorial. If you cannot ride with us for the route, please join us at 102 St and 82 Ave (Isaak's memorial) when we stop here for a moment of reflection.
We will then continue to the ghost bike we installed on Tuesday, located at 127 St and 107 Ave.
From there, we will head to City Hall, where the ride will conclude (around 8:30pm).
Please come out to support this ride and send a visible message to the city.
This ride is done in silence and is to show our respect for those people that have died on our streets.
The ride of silence will not be quiet.
On May 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. 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 20 km/h, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. There are no sponsors and no registration fees. The ride, which is held during the US National Bike Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to safe use of 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.
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