Bike Month: Ride of Silence comes to 6 Missouri locations May 16th, 2007

The Ride of Silence is an international ride held at 7PM on Wednesday, May 16th, 2007, to honor the memory of those who have been injured or killed on the road, to raise awareness that we are here, and to ask that we all share the road safely.

The 2007 Ride of Silence will be held in six locations around Missouri: St. Joseph, Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia, St. Louis, and Farmington.

For details about the local rides, visit the Ride of Silence web site.

In 2003, Chris Phelan organized the first Ride Of Silence in Dallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed.

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. There is no brochure, no sponsors, no registration fees and no t-shirt. The ride, which is held during Bike Safety month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for those who have been killed or injured.

See other Bike Month 2007 events across Missouri on MOBikeFed's Statewide Bicycling, Walking, and Running Calendar.

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