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Ride of Silence Kingsville
May 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Banded Goose Brewing Cycle Club and Movati Athletic Kingsville host the Kingsville Ride of Silence 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. The Kingsville Ride of Silence will start at 7pm sharp starting at the Banded Goose Brewing Co. in the Pearl Street parking lot and proceeds through the streets of Kingsville.
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.
The ride will be approximately 13km in length, and will be a silent, slow procession. 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.
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.