Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Ride of Silence

Records show 13 cycling fatalities occurred in Orange County alone since the same event in 2014. 

To HONOR those injured or killed
To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD

       Jordan Ames, 21 (May 30, 2014, Santa Ana)
       John Colvin, 55 (June 17, Laguna Beach)
       Rafael Correa, 19 (July 5, Fullerton)
       Artemio Ortiz, 56 (August 1, Orange)
       Michael Bastien, 55 (September 1,    Huntington Beach)
       William Rowland, 61 (September 5, Huntington Beach)
       Shaun Eagleson, 30 ( October 19, Newport Coast)
       Daniella Palacios, 44 (November 1, Anaheim)
       Cesar Labastida, 74 (November 15, Laguna Woods)
       Hassan Davoodiara, 69 (November 15, Santa Ana)
       Vihn Tran, 36 (December 27, Fountain Valley)
       Timothy Binau, 41 (April 1, 2015, Anaheim)
       Robert Horton, 62 (May 4, 2015, Santa Ana)

At 7 pm local time Laguna will join other communities in 335 locations in 20 countries on 6 continents around the planet in a unique bike ride to raise awareness for bike safety in our home towns - to alert all road users to the number of cyclists killed and injured by motorists unwilling to safely share the road.

Wednesday 20 May 2015
Heisler Park, Laguna Beach, CA
Gather: 6:00pm  Assemble: 6:30pm  Ride 7:00pm

This ride is the first group ride to follow Laguna's new bike route completed in February 2015, so come join us!

The ride is somber, quiet, single-file pacing out for several city blocks ... we will share this hour with each other knowing thousands across the planet joined us.


LBPD will not assist at crossings
Gathering Point: Heisler Amphitheater
Closing Circle: Sculpture "In Central Park" 

The ride is at dusk so prepare:

Day-glow Gear - Lights - Reflectors - Armbands
 Wear an arm band; Black in solidarity - or Red if you suffered injury.

Bike Route Map

For the latest ride information:

Route Cuesheet, elevations, regroup flags,  GPS Map here.

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