2013 RIDE OF SILENCE
May 2, 2013
The Ride of Silence is scheduled to take place Wednesday,May 15th at 6:45 P.M. The purposes of this silent ride are to honor cyclists killed/injured in motor vehicle related accidents and to raise awareness about the rights of cyclists to ride the roads. Five bicyclists have been killed in the Delaware Valley in the last 11 months. The ride is being held in Philadelphia for the eight year in a row and in its 10th year since its inception. It is expected to be held this year at over 300 U.S. locations and in over 22 countries.
The 8 mile long route will start at the foot of the front steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum on the Ben Franklin Parkway. A brief pre-ride dedication ceremony will take place at 6:45 PM and the 11 mile per hour ride will start promptly at 7:00 P.M. It will proceed down the Parkway, circle City Hall, continue to Independence Hall and head over to West Philly via the Walnut St. Bridge. The ride will return to the front of the Art Museum over the Spring Garden Street Bridge.
The duration of the ride is expected to be 1.5 hours. Helmets are required and bicycle lights are encouraged. For more info, Contact the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.rideofsilence.org