Ride of SilenceJoin us on May 20, 2020


On May 20th at 7:00 PM (check your local ride for start time), cyclists across Ohio will again take to the road, joining our brothers and sisters globally in the 2020 Ride of Silence (RofS), a silent procession to honor and celebrate the lives of family and friends injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.  Though cyclists have a legal right to the road, the motoring public often is not aware of this, nor in some cases aware of cyclists on the roadway.

The first RofS was organized in Dallas, TX in 2003 when a nationally ranked endurance cyclist was killed by a passing bus.  With each passing year the RofS continues to grow. In 2019, the RofS took place in 359 locations worldwide, in 47 states, in 20 countries on all 7 continents, with 16 events held in Ohio.

The RofS is a FREE ride that asks cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and to remain silent.  Rides are typically 7 to 12 miles long. The RofS, held during National Bike Safety month, aspires to raise awareness to motorists, public safety and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to public roadways.

Helmets are Mandatory!  Lights are suggested.  Arrive early and be ready to ride by 6:30-6:45PM at most locations with rides departing promptly at 7:00 PM. Please check you specific ride location for details. Many locations provide red and/or black arm bands to honor cyclists.  Please check the RofS website for full details on all 2019 locations, this page will be updated as new rides are confirmed.  If you're interested in organizing a RofS in your community, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Ride of Silence OH Coordinator.

2020 Location Map

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Past Events:

2019 Locations
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2018 Locations
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2017 Locations
Thank you to all of the organizers and attendees, over 1,000 cyclists participated across Ohio in 2017!

2016 Locations
Thank you to all of the organizers and attendees!
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