Bike Friendly Windsor & The Downtown Mission of Windsor will be hosting a “Ride of Silence” on May 18th. Cyclists across the globe will take to the streets in a silent procession at 7pm, to honour those injured or killed while cycling.
Registration for the event will be at the Downtown Mission (664 Victoria) at 6pm, and the ride will commence at 7pm sharp. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn’t aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves. This event aims to raise motorists’ awareness, demonstrating that cyclists have a legal right to share the public roadways without fear.
Helmets are required for this event and bright clothing is highly recommended for the ride home after.
There is no cost to participants and no pledges to be collected, but donations will be welcomed. Proceeds will go towards furthering BFW’s goals of making Windsor a bike-friendly city, as well as helping the Downtown Mission continue their necessary service to Windsorites.
The ride will be approximately 16km in length, and we will be maintaining a silent, slow procession at approximately 18km/h. While this event is open to all, please consider whether your child will be able to remain silent for an hour, and whether they will be able to maintain the pace.
See our facebook event page here