04 Apr Ride of Silence
May 17, 2017
7:00 pm / 8:00 pm
B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub
293 George Street
The Ride of Silence is an international ride, held annually, to honor bicyclists killed by motorists, promote sharing the road, and provide awareness of bicycling safety.
The Ride of Silence will meet at B!KE at 7p.m. on May 17th. A statement will be read on behalf of Ride of Silence and participants are invited to speak the names of people who have died while riding. The 8km ride will be a short loop, ridden at a pace of no more than 20km/hr. All riders must wear a helmet. All riders will hold silence for the duration of the ride to honor those bicycles who have been killed while riding.
The following text is a description provided by the international Ride of Silence organization:
“A man may die. Nations may rise and fall. But an idea lives on.”
(JFK, Feb 8, 1963)
Road racers, MTB, BMX, cross, triathlete, duathlete, DH, trike, DF, ‘Bent, fixies, cruisers, trikes, elite, age groupers, commuters, critical mass, cycle chic, lycra, denim, tweed, recreational, casual, young, old, fast, slow – it doesn’t matter.
Whether you know it or not, you are part of a large family, and this is your call to the family reunion.
Thank you for your passion as we ride silently in hope to end the tragedy on our roads, continuing the tradition of excellence that distinguishes The Ride Of Silence, and as together, we envision the path for the future.
The unity and visibility of this event depends on the solidarity of the cyclists taking a stand.
Our purpose is noble; our cause is just.
We are creating an amazing experience, a moving tribute that brings light to a special shared healing for others, and yourself in the process.
We must work to insure the weakest and most vulnerable of all road users are by law afforded equal protection, under the law, city, state, and federal law.
Please join us May 17, 2017, 7 PM, for the boldest bike ride in history.
We all ride.
Now we can ride as one.
One world, world-wide.
Let the silence roar.