We hope you will come out on Wed. 5/18 at 6:30 p.m. to participate in the Ride of Silence!! We will meet at Sal’s Parking lot.
Please help us to honor and remember those killed or injured while riding on public roadways.
Join cyclists worldwide in a silent, slow-paced ride in honor of those who have been hurt or killed while cycling on public roadways. If you can’t ride, please participate by standing along the sidewalks in support of the Ride.
This is a family-friendly event, and children are encouraged to participate (helmets are required). We will have a police escort along the 6.8-mile route and will ride at a slow pace. Though solemn, the group ride is enjoyable and inspirational to even the youngest riders. There is just something cool about being in this quiet, rolling parade.
Co-sponsored by the New River Valley Bicycle Association and Pathways for Radford, the New River Valley ride was first organized in 2008 after the untimely death of Fess Green, local professor and veteran cyclist. This year’s event will follow the same route, traversing Radford’s roads and scenic Riverway, which Fess was instrumental in building. This year we will honor local and visiting cyclists whose lives were cut short or affected by bike-auto crashes in the past year.
Staging will begin in the Sal’s parking lot at 6:30. Armbands will be available to those who wish to wear them.
Schedule of events:
6:30 – staging begins
6:45 – speakers and instructions
6:59 – moment of noise
7:00 – Ride of Silence begins
Participants are invited to gather at Sal’s following the ride.