Ride of SilenceJoin us on May 17, 2017

 

On May 17th at 7:00 PM, cyclists across Ohio will again take to the road, joining our brothers and sisters globally in the 2016 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. Last year the RofS took place in 357 locations worldwide, in 49 states (and D.C.), in 20 countries and all 7 continents, with 10 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 in most locations.  Rides depart promptly at 7:00 PM.  Many locations provide red and/or black arm bands to honor cyclists.  Please check the RofS website for full details on all 2016 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.

2017 Location Map

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2016 Locations
Thank you to all of the organizers and attendees, over 1,000 cyclists participated across Ohio in 2016!
Cincinnati
ClevelandColumbusDaytonDefianceGalionHudsonLancasterOberlinToledoTroyUniversity HeightsWarren