Ride of Silence – Newark, DE

Newark Ride of Silence is Canceled.

Wilmington Ride of Silence is still happening.

City of Newark Ride of Silence

Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 10 mph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.

On May 20th, 2015, at 7:00 pm (Wed.), the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn’t aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.

In 2003, Chris Phelan organized the first Ride Of Silence in Dallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed. The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. There is no brochure, no sponsors and no registration fees. The ride, which is held during Bike Safety month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for those who have been killed or injured.

Why do we ride?

  • To HONOR those who have been injured or killed
  • To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
  • To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD
  • The ride will be preceded by the ghost bike mounted in a truck.
  • The City of Wilmington’s Police Bike and Motorcycle Patrols will escort us as we ride through the city
  • and surrounding areas.


Event Information

DATE: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
TIME: Please arrive by 6:30 PM.
START: Ride departs IN SILENCE at 7:00 PM.
WHERE: Newark Charter School, 2001 Patriot Way, Newark, DE 19711 (off Elkton Road)
PHONE: JW Haupt– 302-420-4592
EMAIL: JW Haupt – jwhaupt@comcast.net
WEBSITE: rideofsilence.org