Annual Ride of Silence
Time & Location
About the Event
Join members of your community and others across the globe for the 2020 Ride of Silence.
We will HONOR those who have been injured or killed while riding, RAISE AWARENESS that we are here, and ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD.
This year will be different than previous years. In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are adjusting the ride format. Instead of a large group ride with police escort we are asking you to ride on your own or with members of your household on Wednesday, May 20.
\\ Step One // Pick a time and place to ride on May 20.
You can roll through your neighborhood, local greenways, country roads or in downtown. Use one of the routes we will provide or create your own. The traditional ride time is 7pm but you can ride whenever you can, any time between 9am and 9pm.
\\ Step Two // Gear up
Get your bike ready and don't forget your helmet and lights. Wear a WHITE shirt, if you have one, in solidarity for all those injured or killed and consider printing out a Ride of Silence logo to attach to your shirt and/or bike so observers know why you are riding. (We will provide a printable logo as we near the event date)
\\ Step Three // Ride
Take some time for yourself to enjoy bicycling and reflect on those who have been killed or injured while riding a bike. Many of us know someone or have been victim ourselves. It's important that we do not forget AND we work together to prevent future harm to people riding.
\\ Step Four // Share your story
Use social media to spread the word about your participation in this important event. Add #rideofsilencews and #rideofsilence2020 to your story, Go Live while riding, share photos, or post about your personal experiences riding. You can also log your ride on strava (segment will be created closer to the event). The goal is to honor those harmed while riding, raise awareness that people need to be able to safely ride their bicycle in Winston Salem, and ask our community to be courteous and follow the law when driving around bicyclists. You can even share some helpful info, like the links below. https://www.bikewalknc.org/2016/02/how-to-pass-a-bicyclist/
This year's #rideofsilencews is unique but it's no less important that we all get out to raise awareness for bicycling on our roads and honor those who have died or been injured while riding. It's awful, unacceptable, and we must do better. Your participation adds to worldwide action towards progress.
Please join us Wednesday, May 20, 2020 for the #rideofsilence2020