Ride of Silence, May 18th, 7PM in 4 Missouri locations

Missouri Bicyclists,

Remember that the Ride of Silence is happening May 18th, 7PM across the country (and indeed, the world) as well as at four locations in Missouri: Kansas City, Springfield, St. Charles, & St. Louis.

The Central Ohio Bicycle Advocacy Coalition (which is sponsoring a local ride in their area) summed up the reason for the ride perfectly:

Purpose - The Ride of Silence is a slow group ride, akin to a funeral procession, in total silence. The ride is a safe, responsible, professional and mature response to the aggressiveness, intimidation, and carnage that cyclists face on the roads we ride. It is a means to:

- remember and mourn those killed by motorists,
- raise awareness that our community has, and supports, a large population of cyclists,
- show the public that cyclists are not going to stop riding on the roads,
- point out that we ask for respect from motorists,
- remind motorists that we wish only to SHARE the roads.
Click here for details about the Missouri locations. Starting points:
Kansas City
Location: Parking lot north of 63rd & Brookside (behind Breadsmith), Kansas City, Missouri.

Springfield
Location: Start in parking lot at NE corner of Boonville and Olive.

St. Charles
Location: Kingshighway and Jefferson

St. Louis
Location: Meet in front of the History Museum (at the corners of Lindell and DeBaliviere) on the North side by the fountain.

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