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Old 01-19-11, 03:43 PM   #1
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Ride of Silence / Thousand Oaks, CA - May 18, 2011 - 6:30 PM


DATE: Wednesday, May 18, 2011
TIME: Meet at 6:00pm, Ride at 6:30 pm
START/FINISH: The Lakes (2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks)
DISTANCE: 10 Miles

Map: CLICK ME

The Conejo Valley Cyclists and the City of Thousand Oaks invite all concerned cyclists to join us for our fourth annual Ride of Silence. This year, the ride leaves at 6:30 pm on May 18, 2011 from the grassy area in from of The Lakes (2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks), with riders encouraged to begin gathering at 6:00 pm.

Last year we had more than 180 riders join in. For 2011 we we hope to increase that number.

The Ride of Silence is a solemn observance of the death or injury of all our brothers and sisters due to accidents between their bicycles and motor vehicles on the road. Join us as we ride a short 10 miles at a slow 12-mph pace to honor the memory of the 600-plus cyclists who die each year on our roads.

We are working with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department to have rolling traffic breaks to keep together as one peloton.

Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced 10 mile ride (12 mph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.

WHY DOES THIS ORGANIZATION 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 18, 2011, at 6:30 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.

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 and no registration fees. 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.

Helmets Mandatory ● Lights Suggested

The Ride of Silence...

Tonight we number many but ride as one
In honor of those not with us, friends, mothers, fathers, sisters, sons
With helmets on tight and heads down low,
We ride in silence, cautious and slow
The wheels start spinning in the lead pack
But tonight we ride and no one attacks
The dark sunglasses cover our tears
Remembering those we held so dear
Tonight's ride is to make others aware
The road is there for all to share
To those not with us or by our side,
May God be your partner on your final ride


These are our roads too:

Same Roads, Same Rules, Same Rights.


For more information, please see the official Ride of Silence webpage as well as our CVC Ride of Silence webpage.

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Update. We are in the process of scheduling the ride/ride start next to Thousand Oaks City Hall. Stay tuned for details as they become available.
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Thank you for the notice on a very important ride...
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I personally wouldn't miss it.
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I have done this ride once before, they had those of us that had been hit by a car, afix an arm band of a particular color. I was amazed at how many in our ride wore that color ( I forgot if it was black or red ) as quite a few had. Fortunately I have not so far made contact with a vehicle. It is a good ride.
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I have done this ride once before, they had those of us that had been hit by a car, afix an arm band of a particular color. I was amazed at how many in our ride wore that color ( I forgot if it was black or red ) as quite a few had. Fortunately I have not so far made contact with a vehicle. It is a good ride.
That's a great idea! I will bring that up to our ride organizer! I have never been hit by a car myself, but did get squeezed off the road and had to hop the curb by a city bus that halfway passed me then turned into the curb.
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Riders who have been hit wear a red arm band, others wear a black arm band.
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Ride is this Wednesday !
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