Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Plan now for the Ride of Silence

Every May, all across the country, bicyclists hold a Ride of Silence on May 20 to honor and remember our fallen comrades. Historically, the ride has memorialized cyclists who were killed in traffic, but South Florida riders this year will be keenly mindful of one of our own, Daniella Izquierdo, who crashed during the challenging Six Gaps Ride in Georgia last year.

Miami's ride will kick off on the 20th at 7 p.m. just across the road from Mast Academy, 3979 Rickenbacker Causeway. Be there by 6:45 p.m. for announcements and a quick prayer. This is a free, one-hour ride with escorts from the local sponsor, Everglades Bicycle Club. You must wear a helmet to take part, and you may need lights by the end of the ride.

Please encourage your bicycling friends to come and bring their families. Our numbers at this free event are a powerful reminder of the size of the bicycling community.

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