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.
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!”
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!