Tuesday, May 03, 2011

2011 Ride Of Silence and Call for Volunteers

The annual Ride of Silence, now in its 6th consecutive year in Philadelphia, is happening on Wednesday, May 18th.  The Ride honors cyclists killed or injured in motor vehicle-related accidents and raises awareness about the rights of cyclists to ride the roads.  The ride this year will be held in over 300 locations across 8 countries.

Date: Wednesday, May 18th, 2011.
Time: Riders meet at 6:30 pm at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  8-mile ride begins at 7 pm and takes 60 to 90 minutes.  Helmets required.

General information about the Ride of Silence can be found at http://www.rideofsilence.org/.

Thirteen bicyclists have been killed in the Delaware Valley in the last 12 months.  Volunteers help marshal the ride and prevent traffic from breaking into the procession.  Russell Meddin is the volunteer coordinator and looking for volunteers.  If you are interested in assisting this worthy event, please email him.

The press release, with additional details about the Ride, is available here.