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2016 Ride of Silence

  • May 18, 2016
  • 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Columbus City Hall - WBC Ride Olentangy Bike Path

 

Join cyclists worldwide in a silent, slow-paced processional (8 mph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.

We will gather from 5:30–6:30p to prepare for the ride.
A brief presentation will begin at approximately 6:30p.
At 7p, the Ride of Silence will begin. Following the ride, we welcome you to stay and visit with one another.

To WBC Members.. Join us on this important ride

There is no Wednesday Night Ride tonight since the club will be participating in the Ride of Silence. The Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll around the globe in hundreds of cities worldwide at 7PM in each time zone on this evening. It’s 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. While being respectful, we want to show the public a solidarity among cyclists, and that we ride all forms of bikes and come from all walks of life.

I’ll be riding downtown to the Ride of Silence on the Olentangy Bike Path starting in Worthington off Wilson Bridge Rd. There will be a brief stop to pick up other riders as we pass through Whetstone Park of Roses. I’d love it if you can join me either in Worthington or the Park of Roses for the ride downtown and back but most important, be at City Hall before 7PM to participate in the RoS this evening. Let’s all show our support. Front and rear lights will be required if you ride from Whetstone or Worthington since the return trip on the Olentangy Bike Path will be tree covered and dark.

Leaving Wilson Bridge Rd at 5:00

Leaving Whetstone Park of Roses at 5:35

Arrive at City Hall 6:15

Presentation 6:30

Ride of Silence 7:00

Back in Worthington by 9:30

Ride Leader: Chuck Perry

 

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