5/15: Radford Ride of Silence
Join cyclists worldwide on May 15, 2019 in a silent, slow-paced ride in honor of vulnerable road users who have been hurt or killed while cycling on public roadways.
We will have a police escort along the 7-mile route and will ride at a slow pace. Though solemn, the group ride is enjoyable and inspirational to riders of all ages, experience and ability. Helmets are required.
Co-sponsored by the New River Valley Bicycle Association and Pathways for Radford, the New River Valley ride was first organized in 2008 after the untimely death of Fess Green, local professor and veteran cyclist.
PRS Towing in Radford will be on hand to speak about the Slow Down, Move Over law. Each year about 200 roadside workers and first responders lose their life while tending to disabled vehicles.
Staging will begin in the Sal’s/El Charro (Central Lumber) parking lot at 709 W. Main Street, Radford, VA 24141 at 6:30 pm.
Schedule of events:
6:30 – staging begins
6:45 – speakers and instructions
6:59 – moment of noise
7:00 – Ride of Silence begins
If you cannot ride, we welcome your support for bike safety. Join us along the route on Main Street (from Sal’s and El Charro to the Dedmon Center).
Participants are invited to gather at Sal’s and El Charro following the ride to commemorate the 12th annual ride. Please feel free to share this with friends and family!