Ride of Silence Philadelphia

This year, WCBC is opting for Club members to join the Ride of Silence (ROS) in Philadelphia presented by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP). The Philadelphia Ride of Silence is scheduled Wednesday, May 15 at 6:45 p.m. 

This silent ride honors cyclists killed/injured in motor vehicle-related accidents and raises awareness about the rights of cyclists to ride the roads. Since last year, 16 cyclists have been killed in the Delaware Valley—including a fatality in Camden, Delaware on April 17.  

The ROS also highlights that hundreds of cyclists have been injured by motor vehicles during the last 12 months as well. This ride helps show the public that cyclists have a right to the road and that we will ride in a safe and proper fashion every day.

The ride is being held in Philadelphia for the 20th year in a row and in its 22nd year since its inception. More than 200 U.S. locations and internationally in over 15 countries are expected to participate this year. In 2023, the Philadelphia Ride of Silence had 450 participants. This year, more than 500 riders are expected.

The 7-mile long route will start at the North side of the Philadelphia City Hall at the intersection of North Broad Street and JFK Blvd. A brief pre-ride dedication ceremony will take place at 6:45 PM and the 10-mile per hour ride will start promptly at 7:00 P.M. 

The route will circle City Hall, continue to Independence Hall, through Center City and head to West Philly via the Walnut St. Bridge. The ride will end in the front of the Philadelphia Art Museum for the traditional bike lift in silence. 

The duration of the ride is expected to be 1 hour. Helmets are required. Bicycle lights are encouraged. 

For more info, contact the BCGP at bike@bicyclecoalition.org.