The Ride of Silence 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 those who have been killed or injured. There are Rides of Silence being conducted today around the world.
Philadelphia's Ride of Silence starts at the Art Museum steps at 6:45 pm for a seven-mile, police-escorted ride through Center City. The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. There is no brochure, no sponsors, no registration fees and no t-shirt.