The Ride of Silence started in 2003 at White Rock Lake in Dallas as 1,000 gathered to remember bicyclist Larry Schwartz, who was killed by a school bus mirror. Since then, the annual, slow-paced, sunset ride has grown to include events in all 50 states and 18 countries worldwide
- To HONOR bicyclists who have been injured or killed
- To RAISE AWARENESS that bicyclists are here
- To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD
Thousands of riders are expected to gather this Wednesday in Dallas at a parking lot on W. Lawther Drive between Branchfield Drive and Fisher Road (view map). The White Rock Station on DART’s blue light rail line is about 2 miles away. For those who want to take the train or drive and then ride together, we’ll depart the DART parking lot at 6:30 p.m. sharp.
Wear a red arm band if you have survived a bike/motor vehicle accident; other riders are invited to wear black arm bands.