Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Cycling Event to Honor Cyclists Killed by Motor Vehicles

On May 16 at 7:00 pm in locations all over the United States (48 states) and in several other countries, a Ride of Silence will be held in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. There's seven or eight locations to participate in my state alone, so it looks like it will be a pretty big event.

I am planning to do this ride, probably with the kids. I think it's a good idea to bring attention to this issue during Bike Safety Month (May). Being out on the roads on a bike all the time, the issue of cyclist safety is never far from my mind, especially after the death of a fellow triathlete (seven-time Ironman and an amazing woman) in May of last year in a collision with a truck on a route I was biking earlier that day. For those concerned with our safety as cyclists and interested in participating, more information is available at http://www.rideofsilence.org/

2 comments:

TriGirl 40 said...

What a great idea - now it only needs to be promoted to those who need to hear about it most - the vehicle drivers who seem to have no awareness or patience for bicyclists.

Bike Chick said...

It is a good idea. So sad that it is needed though. Thanks for sharing the info.