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Before the 2012 Ride of Silence

People gathering before the 2012 Ride of Silence

The annual Ride of Silence is happening this Wednesday evening. The ride, happening in parallel with more than 250 sister rides worldwide, honors and remembers people injured or killed while riding bicycles in the street. The ride also brings awareness to the need to share the road with bicyclists.

In the past year, five people were killed in the Delaware Valley while riding bicycles.

One of these years, we won’t have to hold this ride.

Philadelphia’s Ride of Silence is a silent, 8-mile ride through Center City. We will ride at a comfortable pace behind a ghost bike pulled on a trailer. Riders are required to wear helmets and lights are strongly encouraged[1. FYI – In Philadelphia you are legally required to have a front headlight and at least a back red reflector.]. There will also be black arm bands available should you wish to don one.

Meeting Location: Philadelphia Art Museum Steps

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Schedule:

6:45 PM – Brief ceremony remembering those we are riding for

7:00 PM – Ride leaves

8:00 PM – Ride returns to the Art Museum (approximate)

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