Distance - 8.2 miles
Linn County Ride of Silence will start in Marion Square Park. You must be able to ride 8 miles in silence, and you must have a helmet. There will be a short reading before we leave on the ride. We will not go any faster than 10 mph, and closer to 8mph. There is no Sag support. After the ride, we will leave the area in silence, however we will congregate at nearby establishments TBD.
We will have a police escort, and the route will be flat and rolling hills, trail and low and high volume streets. Parents need to accompany children under 16.
If you have a loved one who has been injured or killed utilizing a bicycle, and would like to share a short memory at the beginning of the ride, please contact Bike2WorkConsultants, on our Facebook page or at email@example.com
We lost 11 riders in Iowa alone in 2016.
THE RIDE OF SILENCE WILL NOT BE QUIET
On May 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will traverse and unite the globe as nothing before it. 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.
In 2003,Chris Phelan organized the first Ride of Silence in Dallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed. (Read the full history here...)
The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. There are no registration fees. The ride, which is held during National Bike 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 and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.
Through Marion from Marion Square Park, through residential areas, with a short span on C ave NE Cedar Rapids, and on Collins Road. Ride is at a VERY slow pace 8 mph or less.