See you next Wednesday, May 18

On my ride home one evening last week, I rode by a pair of cyclists on a cargo bike. I sped ahead and pulled over to take their photo and waived a hello.
cargo joy ride

Later on I caught up with the couple at a stop light and they explained that this bike ride was unexpected… hence no helmets. Then they shouted back to me “See you at the Ride of Silence!”

Wednesday, May 18, 2011, is the annual Ride of Silence (always the third Wednesday in May). Already nearly 300 communities worldwide are set to ride according to the Ride of Silence website.

The Ride of Silence is an opportunity for the global community of cyclists on one night at a singular time to ride in memory of our fellow cyclists who have been injured or killed by distracted, drunk or otherwise impaired, negligent or careless motorists. This ride is our ride to show – in our silent procession – that bicyclists are road users too and motorists must Share The Road!

See you at the Ride of Silence!