8th Annual City of Wilmington Ride of Silence
Hosted by White Clay Bicycle Club & Bike Wilmington
NEW – for 2020 due to health concerns this year’s event will not be a group event. So that we can report the support of our club to the national organization, please consider pre-registering for the event by completing the short form below. Also, please provide any photos of your participation in the 2020 event! You can post them on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/whiteclaybicycleclub/
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 20, 2020, at 7:00 pm (Wednesday) and May 23, 2020, at 10:00 am (Saturday), 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.
Please see the Ride Calendar for event details.
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 10 mph and remain silent during the ride. There are no sponsors or any 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.
- DATE: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 and Saturday, May 23
- DETAILS: See the Ride Calendar for more details
Please arrive by 6:30 PM
- RIDE START: Ride departs IN SILENCE at 7:00 PM.
- 2020 Virtual or Solo rides
- See the Ride Calendar for event details
The City of Wilmington’s Police Bike and Motorcycle Patrols will escort us as we ride through the city and surrounding areas. Ride departs IN SILENCE at 7:00 pm from University of DE Goodstay & Arsht Hall (follow the signs to upper parking lot).
University of DE, Goodstay & Arsht Hall, 2600 Pennsylvania Ave Virtual or Solo