The Ride of Silence happens every year on the third Wednesday of May in several countries world-wide. The purpose of the ride is to pay tribute to cyclists who have lost their lives in collisions with motor vehicles.
Organizers ask those participating to: ride silently in solidarity with others in honour of those who have been injured or killed by motorists; ride slowly (maximum speed 20 km/hr); ride safely; single file, using proper hand signals; ride strong with the knowledge that public road infrastructure is inevitably changing to accommodate the needs of cyclists.
The Ride of Silence begins at Sydney River Superstore, and its route will take riders along King’s Road through downtown Sydney to the Civic Centre on the Esplanade where they will gather for a public assembly.
After the assembly, organizers hope additional riders will join them for a loop of the downtown before returning to Sydney River Superstore.
This ride is free to everyone, regardless of age, or riding skill. There are no fees, no prizes, and no sponsors. The only requirement is a bicycle in good working order and a helmet.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Facebook event.