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Ride of Silence - May 21, 2014

15 Apr 2014 3:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
Ride of Silence - May 21, 2014
Penfield Town  Highway Dept. on Jackson Rd.

Arrive at 6:15 pm, Ride leaves at 7:00 pm


On Wednesday, May 21, area cyclists will join over 12,000 others in a worldwide event to honor those who have been injured or killed while riding their bikes. In doing so we will speak truth to the power that drivers feel when they are behind the wheel of the two ton weapons we call cars. The Ride of Silence is unlike any ride you've done before. Sharing the road with like minded cyclists as we roll along quietly. Only the sounds of our thoughts will be heard. Our safe passage is provided by the motorcycle escorts. Intersections are controlled, overtaking cars held up until the way is clear. Our parade pace insures all will return to the finish about one hour after the start.

When- May 21, arrival by 6:15pm, roll out at 7pm after the pre-ride ceremony

Where- Penfield Highway Dept. parking lot on Jackson Rd. Across from Veteran's Memorial Park just North of Atlantic Ave.

What- A flat 10 mile route, ridden in silence at about a 10mph pace.

Who- Any one that cares about the next victim being the last. All abilities and cyclists are welcome. Racers, tourists, commuters, families, spouses, neighbors will share the road.

Since this is a slow ride dress for warmth. You will not sweat or push hard. You will follow the rider in front of you and keep pace with the one beside you.

We will offer arm bands but please bring your own. www.openyard.com is one source for black arm bands.

The national association web site is www.rideofsilence.org. Event history, locations, donation ability and apparel are all available.

Please consider attending this ride. You will be glad you did. Thank you, Andy.

Please contact Andy Stewart, onetenth@earthlink.net, if you have any questions or wish to help out.
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