On May 15, 2019, the Ride of Silence will traverse and unite the globe as nothing before it. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. 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.

In 2003, Chris Phelan organized the first Ride of Silence in Dallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed. (Read the full history here...)
 

The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. There are no registration fees.  The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.

For more information, go to http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php

 

 

Non-members should fill out our release form before the ride.  You will then not need to fill out the printed form at the ride.

 
Date: 
Wednesday - May 15, 2019
 
Time: 
5:30 p.m. for 8 miles
 
Ride Leader(s): 
 
Ride type: 
GPS
 

Routes and Cue Sheets from RWGPS

Miles Elevation Print Download
8 166 ft Cue sheet GPX

Ride Start

Cambridge Common Park (1/2 mi north of Harvard Square)

1556 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge , MA
Directions: 

Just morth of Harvard Square on Massachusetts Ave. Parking is scarce so riders should park in nearby towns and ride to the start. Or take the Red Line subway to Harvard Square station. The Red Line connects with the Minuteman Bikeway at Alewife Station.