Ride of Silence™ Press Release
Cyclists especially, but also runners, and others who legally share the road
The Ride Of Silence™
May 21, 2008, 7pm
• to mourn those cyclists already killed by motorists
• to raise awareness (among motorists, police, and city officials) of cyclists on the road
• to have motorists know we only want to share the road we ride on
• to show that cyclists are not going away
THE RIDE OF SILENCE WILL NOT BE QUIET
On the third Wednesday of May, at 7 PM local around the world, cyclists
will take to the roads in a silent protest of the carnage taking place
on the streets.
Chris Phelan organized the first Ride Of Silence in Dallas in 2003 after
endurance cyclists Larry Schwartz was killed by a passing bus mirror on
an empty road.
The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no
faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride.
The ride hopes to raise cycling awareness during bike safety month to
motorists, police, and city officials. The ride is also a chance to
mourn, in funeral procession style, those who have already been killed.
The ride also requests black arm bands be worn, red if you have had a
bike/motor vehicle accident.
This event is a free ride, no registration fee, no aid stations; food and beverages will not be served. However, as our organization is a non profit charity, donations will be accepted, the proceeds of which will be used to assist those families of deceased and injured bicyclists who are in need of financial support.
Phelan is looking for as many cyclists as possible to join him in one
of many locations in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, South and Central
America and the rest of the world.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
The web site is www.rideofsilence.org