Monday, April 29, 2013

Ride of Silence Happening Wednesday May 15th

The 8th Annual Philadelphia Ride of Silence will be taking place on Wednesday, May 15th.

On this Wednesday 275 Rides of Silence will take place around the world. The Ride honors the memory of men, women and children killed while riding their bicycles and reminds communities that bicyclists have a right to ride in the street safely.

In the past year, five bicyclists died while riding their bicycles in the Delaware Valley. A brief pre-ride dedication ceremony will take place at 6:45 pm, and the ride will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.

Participants will ride in silence, at 12 miles per hour, with police escort.

Date: Wednesday, May 15th 2013
Time: 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Length: 8 miles
Location: Foot of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

What to bring: Bike, helmet, lights, silence, donation to cover police escort costs.

The Ride of Silence is a rain or shine event. Participants will proceed down the Parkway, circle City Hall,
continue to Independence Hall, then head over to West Philly via Spruce Street and the Walnut St. Bridge. The ride will return to the front of the Art Museum over the Market Street Bridge. General information on the International Ride of Silence can be found at