Ride of Silence is an international ride honoring cyclists killed or injured in crashes with motor vehicles. The ride also serves to raise public awareness of cyclists' right to share the road. Six bicyclists have been killed in the Delaware Valley in the past 11 months.
Around 250 rides will be held in the US this year. Philadelphia's Ride of Silence (the 8th in a row, 10th ever) is happening this Wednesday. Details below:
Date: Wednesday, May 16th
Time: 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm (approx)
Meeting location: steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
rain or shine
The 8-mile ride occurs in silence, at no more than 11 mph. It will be a police-escorted ride past City Hall and Independence Hall, over the Walnut Street Bridge, and back to the PMA via the Market Street Bridge.
No registration necessary. Helmets are required, and bike lights are encouraged. Riders are also encouraged to bring a cash donation to help the organizers offset police costs. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.