Remember those who have been killed or injured on a bike.
Please join us on the second annual Ride of Silence in beautiful Half Moon Bay.
We will depart the Mac Dutra Plaza promptly at 7 pm, so please arrive early and WEAR A HELMET!
We will ride in silence, at a maximum of 12 mph, along parts of the Naomi Partridge and Coastal Trails, and mostly quiet city streets.
This ride is to remember those who have been killed or injured on a bike.
Staff of Bike Works Half Moon Bay will be leading the ride.
It’s Our 17th Anniversary Year!
When: Wed. May 15th, 2019, 7:00 PM Worldwide
(always the 3rd Wednesday of May)
WHY DOES THIS ORGANIZATION EXIST?
- To HONOR those who have been injured or killed
- To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
- To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD
THE RIDE OF SILENCE WILL NOT BE QUIET
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. (Read the full history here…)
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.