Ride in Silence



trusser

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My name is Chris Phelan.
Last year I sent out e-mails 10 days from when
the Ride Of Silence, a ride inspired by Larry
Schwartz (a rider killed when hit by School Bus, driver goes on trail in Feb.), was to ride. One thousand cyclists came
out to show solidarity for those killed on the
road or harassed by motorists. (On October 10, I
was struck from behind by a drunk driver, who
didn't even get a ticket. This year the ride will
now be more personal for me.)
This year the date is May 19, 7pm, starting on
the west side of White Rock Lake, at T.P.
Hill/Paddle Boats. Again, like last year, there
is no registration, no fee, and no t-shirt. We
will ride no faster than 12mph, in silence, with
police escort in front and behind. Our goals will
stay the same.
Please come out and show your armbands (black to
mourn, red if youve been harassed or injured by
a motorist). Much will be said in silence.

(To our friends beyond Dallas, please consider
contacting your local bike club/shop, and put the
word out there. Let me know if I can help.)
This year, the ride will also be going nation
wide with a ride taking place on the same day, at
the same time, in cities in Utah, Colorado,
Michigan, North Carolina, Missouri and Wisconsin,
with more expected to come on board. In the state
of Texas, rides will go off in Houston, Conroe,
San Antonio, and Austin.
Plano Bicycle Association
 

birdman23

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Originally posted by trusser
My name is Chris Phelan.
Last year I sent out e-mails 10 days from when
the Ride Of Silence, a ride inspired by Larry
Schwartz (a rider killed when hit by School Bus, driver goes on trail in Feb.), was to ride. One thousand cyclists came
out to show solidarity for those killed on the
road or harassed by motorists. (On October 10, I
was struck from behind by a drunk driver, who
didn't even get a ticket. This year the ride will
now be more personal for me.)
This year the date is May 19, 7pm, starting on
the west side of White Rock Lake, at T.P.
Hill/Paddle Boats. Again, like last year, there
is no registration, no fee, and no t-shirt. We
will ride no faster than 12mph, in silence, with
police escort in front and behind. Our goals will
stay the same.
Please come out and show your armbands (black to
mourn, red if youve been harassed or injured by
a motorist). Much will be said in silence.

(To our friends beyond Dallas, please consider
contacting your local bike club/shop, and put the
word out there. Let me know if I can help.)
This year, the ride will also be going nation
wide with a ride taking place on the same day, at
the same time, in cities in Utah, Colorado,
Michigan, North Carolina, Missouri and Wisconsin,
with more expected to come on board. In the state
of Texas, rides will go off in Houston, Conroe,
San Antonio, and Austin.
Plano Bicycle Association

Send me more information as I am in Utah and would like to participate.
 

mmpc001

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Is there a central web site for this? I'd like more information on the Colorado ride. Thanks...
 

mmpc001

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Hmm, evidently this happened LAST YEAR and was not meant to be an annual event. I finally found more information here: http://www.flora.org/flora.cfsc/8275

Still, a great idea and something that I'd love to see become an annual event - especially with all of the recent crashes involving cyclists... :(
 

ruckscd

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i am in tennessee, nashville and i would love to know more about the ride because my brother was seriously injured in a cycling accident, so if there is one in Tennessee please let me know

Chad