Ride of Silence set for Wednesday, May 15 in West Bend


May 9, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The annual Ride of Silence will be Wednesday, May 15 in the parking lot just south of the Museum of Wisconsin Art. The ride will start at 7 p.m.


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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 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.”

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