Ride of Silence

Ride of Silence logoNOTE: DUE TO FORECAST OF THUNDERSTORMS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. SEE YOU FOR NEXT YEAR’S RIDE (MAY 15, 2019).

On Wednesday, May 16, cyclists worldwide will take to the roads in a slow, silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.

Co-sponsored by BikeNewark and Velo Amis, 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. Held annually during National Bike Month and Week, it aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways.

The Newark ride will consist of recreational, commuter and cycling enthusiasts from Newark and surrounding communities who will be escorted by the Delaware State Police, Newark City Police, and the University of Delaware Police. Ride Leaders will follow a pre-determined route west on Main Street to Elkton Road, east on Route 4 to Rutherford Drive, and west on Ogletown Road back to Main Street (see route map).

Required: You must have a front head light and a rear reflector (minimum required by Delaware law). A blinking red rear light is recommended. You must also wear a helmet.

Register now for this event.

Armbands will be provided for all riders!

  • Black represents someone you know who was killed while cycling on the road.
  • Red represents yourself or someone who was hurt or harassed on the road.

 

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