Ride of Silence
Hosted by White Clay Bicycle Club & Bike Wilmington
Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride (maximum 10 mph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.
On May 19, 2021, at 7:00 pm (Wednesday) and May 22, 2021, 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
Please provide any photos of your participation in the 2021 event! You can post them on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/whiteclaybicycleclub/
- See the Ride Calendar for details
- DATE: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
- DETAILS: See the Ride Calendar for more details
- TIME: Please arrive by 6:30 PM and participate in the 6:45 pre-ride observance
- RIDE START: Ride departs IN SILENCE at 7:00 pm SHARP
- Group ride in North Wilmington area
- Group ride in Glasgow-Bear area
- See the Ride Calendar for event details
WHERE: See the Ride Calendar for details