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Old 05-20-08, 01:46 AM   #1
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Charlotte Ride of Silence . . .


[ note: this is a copy&paste from my e-mail inbox ===>

Please help get the word out. Last year we had about 100 riders, and would like to see 500 for this most important event!

Three laps in silence, or about 45 minutes. Why not start or end your longer training ride with the Ride of Silence

PS. This is not an "official" ride as far as the City of Charlotte -- not sure there will be sufficient parking behind Queens -- hopefully most people will ride in or park at Freedom park or alternatives.

On May 21, 2008, at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe (200+ locations). 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, TX after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed. The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. Last year in Charlotte we had about 100 cyclists come out to support this important cause and to honor local cyclists who have been injured or killed while pursuing their passion. While we will be riding in honor of all cyclists, we will hold a special place in our hearts for local cyclists and friends Todd Weaver, Rachel Giblin, Brain Rau, Andy Antonishak, Tom Hoskins & Lee Ann Barry who were killed while on a charity ride last October. Please email me if you have other cyclists whom we should keep in our thoughts on May 21st. michael@buttonsofhope.com


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DATE: May 21, 2008
TIME: 7:00 pm
WHERE: Hundreds of locations world wide

Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph/20 kph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.
WHY DOES THIS SITE EXIST?

* To HONOR those who have been injured or killed
* To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
* To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD

THE RIDE OF SILENCE? WILL NOT BE QUIET

On May 21, 2008, at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence? will begin in North America and roll across the globe. 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 and remain silent during the ride. There is no brochure, no sponsors, no registration fees and no t-shirt. The ride, which is held during Bike Safety 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 those who have been killed or injured.

Please check the resources on this site. If there is a Ride Of Silence in your area, we encourage you to join them. If there is not a ride planned in your area, please consider adding your city to the ever-growing list of sites. To get information on how to organize and host a Ride of Silence, please click HERE. . .'




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