Ride of Silence

On May 21, 2008, at 6:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will begin at Flagstaff Medical Center in the West Campus Parking lot and roll across the globe. The Flagstaff ride will ride down Beaver street, through downtown and end back at FMC. All are welcome. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on 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. 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. 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. Contact Perry at or Jon with any questions.

* Link to the post: flagstaffbiking.org/?p=475
* Link to Flagstaff Biking Organization: flagstaffbiking.org

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The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

4 thoughts on “Ride of Silence

  1. This death on the bike thing is really getting out of hand.

    Maybe the grim reaper shouldn’t carry a scythe, but handlebars & water bottle?

    San Francisco
    Contact: Kristin Smith
    Distance: 8 miles
    Notes: Ride starts at Alamo Square (Fulton and Steiner) where a cyclist was killed today. Ride continues through Pan Handle, Haight and eventually ends at Zeitgeist. Wear a helmet, bring a light. Hope to see you there.

    SF Bicyclist Struck, Killed By Vehicle Near Alamo Square

    POSTED: 2:04 pm PDT May 21, 2008

    SAN FRANCISCO — A bicyclist was fatally struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning on a street next to San Francisco’s Alamo Square Park, a police sergeant said.

    Police responded to the collision at 10:55 a.m. at Fulton and Steiner streets, where the man, who remains unnamed, was pronounced dead at the scene, police Sgt. Wilfred Williams said.

    Police are investigating who had the right of way.

  2. Ride of Silence – Beaverton
    Wednesday, 5/21
    Location of start: Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th St)

    I will be out tonight, get to make it..sooo happy.