Description: El Paso Ride of Silence honors cyclists injured or killed on our roadways. Meet Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM. The ride will take to the roads in a silent procession, transporting a ghost bike to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on our public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves. Volunteers needed to help paint and decorate a ghost bike. (Check bike month events for details)
Ride Rules: The Ride of Silence asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. The ride, which is held during National Bike 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 and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.
Ride Leaders: Scott White & Carmen Tellez
Organization: Velo Paso Bicycle Pedestrian Coalition
Approximate Distance: 6 Miles
Event Difficulty: Beginner
May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling â€” and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.
Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.