Bicyclists gathering for tonight’s Ride of Silence at 7 p.m. Starts on Veterans Avenue in West Bend

 

 

May 17, 2017 – West Bend, WI –  The annual Ride of Silence is tonight, Wednesday, May 17, starting in the parking lot just south of the Museum of Wisconsin Art.

 

 

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The history behind the ride dates to 2003 when 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.

The Ride of Silence is a free ride held during National Bike Month;  it 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.

 

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