Monday, May 16, 2011

2nd annual Ride of Silence, Baton Rouge May 18th

Many of us know someone who has been injured or killed by an inattentive driver while riding their bicycle . Please come out Wednesday, May 18th to honor the fallen and raise awareness for bicycle safety.

We will meet at 6:30 PM in the parking lot across from the vet school on the corner of Skip Bertman and River Road. The event will begin with a presentation to honor Rob Moorhead and others and then ride from 7-8. The ride will be completely silent and no more than 10 mph to accommodate all bicyclists. Helmets are required and we will give away helmets while supplies last. There will be no corking or running of intersections; either we will have a police escort or riders are expected to obey all traffic laws. Riders are asked to wear black or red armband to honor those who have died or been injured respectively. Armbands will be provided.

If for some reason you cannot make it to the ROS, please consider riding from 7-8 on Wednesday wherever you can.

Please bring the kids, encourage neighbors, and get the word out to the 'non-cycling' community; bicycle safety is something everyone should know.

If you have any questions or want to help do not hesitate to contact me.

See you Wednesday,

Chris Clark

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