Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Wednesday: Remember Bicyclists Killed By Motorists On Wednesday

Las Vegas Ride of Silence in cooperation with the Ride of Silence of Dallas, Texas.
Locally organized by members of the Las Vegas Valley Bicycle Club.

Cyclists; road, recreation, commuter, race, triathlon. All who legally share the road

The world wide Ride Of Silence™ bike rally

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, Ride beginning at 7 PM

Leaving at 7:00 PM from parking lot adjacent to the Southwest Corner of W. Sahara and S. Decatur on W. Sahara
Registration at the site from 6:00 to 6:45 PM
15 mile ride on city streets and roads (not recommended for young children).

• to mourn those cyclists past and present killed by motorists
• to raise awareness (among motorists, police, and city officials) of cyclists on the road
• to have motorists know we only want to share the road we ride on
• to show that cyclists are not going away

On the third Wednesday of May, at 7 PM local around the world, cyclists will take to the roads in a silent protest of the carnage taking place on the streets.

Chris Phelan organized the first Ride Of Silence in a Dallas park in 2003 after Larry Schwartz, a local endurance cyclist, was struck and killed by a passing buses mirror on an empty road in Dallas, Texas.

The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph for approximately one hour, and participants are to remain silent during the ride except for safety reasons.  Cell phones are to be on silent mode and no head phone devices are to be used during the ride.

The ride hopes to raise cycling awareness during bike safety month to motorists, police, traffic engineers, insurance companies, and city officials. The ride is also a chance to mourn, in funeral procession style, those who have already been killed.
The ride requests black arm bands be worn, red only if you have had a bike/motor vehicle accident. Helmets are required; bright clothing, lights front and rear are required for the ride which will be taking place after sundown into early evening. There are no fees charged anyone to participate.

Chris Phelan is looking for as many cyclists as possible to ride at one of the numerous locations in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, South and Central America and the rest of the world. Last year there were over 300 locations in all 50 US states, and 18 countries including: Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Caribbean, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, and Spain.
Chris Phelan can be reached at here.

The web site is: www.rideofsilence.org

James Little
Local Organizer - Home # (702)360-4751 - Email:  lvrodeoman1@aol.com
Board Member, LVVBC

For additional information go to the LVVBC web site at: www.lasvegasbikeclub.org

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