2022 DC Ride of Silence – Greater Greater Washington

Join us as we pause during Bike Week to honor and remember those who cannot be here to celebrate with us. Held in hundreds of cities around the world on the 3rd Wednesday of each May at 7pm local time, “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.”

If possible, please wear white. If you would like to be identifiable as having been hit while riding, wear red.

As rideofsilence.org puts it, “Although cyclists have a legal right to be on the road with motorists, [drivers] often [aren’t] aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.” This ride is a combination of funeral procession and a statement: People on bikes are here, where we have every right to be. We are here and these are our streets, too; we are not going anywhere.

Tentative route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39319058

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