Wednesday May 20, 2009: Ride of Silence

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.

4 comments

  1. Mr Christopher · ·

    I wish they did this on a weekend night…

  2. Hubbard · ·

    I’ll be there!

  3. Count me in.

  4. Just spoke to Ride of Silence founder Chris Phelan. Dallas parks and recreation and police want $ to protect tonight’s riders. Without it, the ride will technically be “cancelled” – however, bagpipes will still play Amazing Grace at 7pm. Citing the Constitutional freedom of assembly, cyclists who wish to pedal slowly and silently are wholeheartedly encouraged to do so – however, the park gates will not be opened (so be careful).

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