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Ride Of Silence 2019 | Bike Windsor Essex

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ride of Silence in Windsor, Ontario.

Join Bike Windsor Essex for the 11th annual Ride of Silence starting at at the back of the Bike Kitchen (628 Monmouth Rd.) in Windsor on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Cyclists across the globe will take to the streets in a silent procession at 7pm, to honour those injured or killed while cycling.

Registration for the event will be at the the Windsor Bike Kitchen (628 Monmouth Rd. at Sho Art Spirit & Performance) at 6pm, and the ride will commence at 7pm sharp after a reading .

Ride of Silence travels down Wyandotte Street in Windsor, Ontario.

Hearse and cyclists travel down Wyandotte Street in Windsor’s Walkerville neighbourhood during the annual Ride of Silence. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

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. This event aims to raise motorists’ awareness, demonstrating that cyclists have a legal right to share the public roadways without fear.

Helmets are required for this event and bright clothing is highly recommended for the ride home after.

There is no cost to participants and no pledges to be collected, but donations will be welcomed. Proceeds will go towards furthering BFW’s goals of making Windsor a bike-friendly city.

The ride will be approximately 16km in length, and we will be maintaining a silent, slow procession at approximately 18km/h. While this event is open to all, please consider whether your child will be able to remain silent for an hour, and whether they will be able to maintain the pace.

The Ride of Silence is a day when slow rides are organized in cities across the world to honour those who’ve been injured or killed while cycling on public roads, and to raise awareness of cyclist’s rights on the road.

The ride is SLOW so everyone can participate.

Ride of Silence Windsor participants leaving their starting point in Walkerville.

Participants of the annual Ride of Silence in Windsor set off from their starting point at the Good Neighbour Restaurant (formerly The Willistead) in Walkerville. Photo by Zayna Makki / Eyes On Windsor.

About The Ride of Silence

Each year cyclists around the world 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, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. There are no sponsors and no registration fees. The ride, which is held during National Bike 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 and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.

Hearse leads the annual Ride of Silence down Riverside Drive in Windsor, Ontario.

Troy Whittle and a hearse from Dignity Memorial Funeral Services lead the annual Ride of Silence along Riverside Drive in Windsor, Ontario. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

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Details

Date:
May 15
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Bike Windsor Essex
Email:
info@bikewindsoressex.com
Website:
http://bikewindsoressex.com

Venue

Sho Art, Spirit & Performance
628 Monmouth Rd., Unit 6
Windsor , Ontario N8Y 3L1 Canada
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Phone:
(519) 564-8944