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On Wednesday, May 16th, cities throughout the country will be participating in the “Ride of Silence” as part of National Bicycle Safety Month.  The ride  aims to raise awareness of bicycle and motorist safety on public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for those who have been killed or injured on their bicycles.

For the first time, riders from Quincy will be participating in this event.  All cyclists are invited to join the Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 16th at 6 pm.  The short ride will leave from 24th and Maine at Madison Park, will ride to loop Washington Park and will return on State Street to 24th and Maine.  There are no fees and you do not need to sign up for the event, however you MUST wear a helmet to participate.  All riders are asked to wear as much white as possible.  White riders symbolize the “Ghost Bike,” in honor of those lost or injured on public roadways.

Kids are welcome to participate but must be accompanied by an adult and must be able to keep up with the group.  (Note: I am personally organizing this ride- so all participants ride at their own risk. )

There have been several cyclist deaths in the Tri-States in the last year, and raising awareness of cycling safety is something I know we all care about.  Read my blog about cycling safety by clicking here.

Both KHQA and the Quincy Herald Whig have agreed to cover the event, so the more participation we can get, the more we can increase awareness of cycling safety on local roads.

Many cities are participating in the ride,and you can read about the Chicago ride here: https://www.facebook.com/RideofSilenceChicago

*Anyone who wants to stick around after the Ride of Silence is welcome to join me for a medium paced 15 or so mile ride!

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