May 9, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The annual Ride of Silence will be Wednesday, May 17 in the parking lot just south of the Museum of Wisconsin Art.
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.
“It’s a good way to spread the message that bicyclists and motorists should share the road and keep an eye out for each other.”