This coming Monday, a group of cyclists are coming together for a short ride in support of fellow riders who have been injured or killed while riding their bikes. As much as it is nice to finally see the Complete Streets initiative in action, there are still a ton of roads out there that are dangerous to ride on – ever tried to ride down Delaware Avenue from North Street to Gates Circle (and beyond)? Or on Main Street in the University District where The City put the dumb-ass medians in instead of bike lanes? In order to bring recognition to those people who have paid the price for trying to live a green and healthy lifestyle, the Ride of Silence is a befitting tribute.
The Ride of Silence takes place this Monday, July 2nd at 5:30pm. Riders will embark from Symphony Circle and from there they will head down Porter Avenue to Prospect Park where there will be a brief statement made. The route travels along a stretch of road that has new bike lanes, which will be showcased in order to point out the safety benefits. The message is loud and clear – “Share the Road” – city streets are for everyone, not just cars. Bring your friends… bring your family… bring your bike and show the decision makers just how important it is to keep our streets safe for cyclists.