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The Ride of Silence

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Join us for a slow-paced, silent bike ride in memorial of cyclists killed or injured by cars on our roadways.  This is one of more than 300 rides taking place all over the world at 7pm on Wednesday May 19th.  This ride will also peacefully remind drivers that they share the road with cyclists and pedestrians.

Gather at 6:45pm on Wednesday May 19th at 975 Central Park Avenue (Midway Shopping Center Parking Lot- near Panera)

We will ride up Central Ave at 7pm.  The 9 mile route will pass the site where Pearson was hit in 2006 and continue up to Rt 119, passing the Ghost Bike in Memorial of Merrill Cassell.  Merrill Cassell was a cycling advocate who was tragically killed by a bus in November 2009.

Find a Ride of Silence in your area: USInternational

More information about the Ride of Silence:

Ride of Silence Poem
by Mike Murgas
Tonight we number many but ride as one
In honor of those not with us, friends, mothers, fathers, sisters, sons
With helmets on tight and heads down low,
We ride in silence, cautious and slow
The wheels start spinning in the lead pack
But tonight we ride and no one attacks
The dark sunglasses cover our tears
Remembering those we held so dear
Tonight’s ride is to make others aware
The road is there for all to share
To those not with us or by our side,
May God be your partner on your final ride