Sunday, May 17, 2020

Significant changes to Ride of Silence for 2020. Details posted. You can still participate as listed. Please stay safe and honor those who've been hit & killed or seriously injured while riding.

Ride of Silence (RoS) update - there are significant changes to the 2020 RoS event due to coronavirus. There will be no large organized group ride for 2020. The  RoS will occur as it never has before. But it will still go forward as it is important to honor those who've been hit & killed or seriously injured while riding. 

The event date remains: Wed. May 20th, 2020, 7:00 PM Worldwide

(always the 3rd Wednesday of May) Note there is an alternative date of 10:AM Saturday, May 23,  for the reasons discussed below.

The National RoS Board has set this 2020 RoS ride to participate in the following ways:
  • Ride solo, 
  • with their family or same household members or "virtually" (on a trainer). 
The simple rules remain:

1.  Ride in silence
2. Remember and honor those who've been hit & killed while riding or seriously injured
3. Ride slowly and a relatively short distance - this is not a race
4. Wear a helmet & obey road laws for bicyclists

Take a selfie photo or 2 and use the hashtag #RideofSilence2020 and location of the event when posting your ride on social media. You can post directly to the official RoS Facebook page at 

Posting to Social Media will allow us all to participate as a virtual group.

**Additional ideas for documenting/ reporting:
Some organizers are encouraging their participants to visit a ghost bike in their area (if there is one) and take their photo with it as a gesture of honoring the deceased person. If the name of the deceased is known and can be included in the social media post or report with the RoS that would help to personalize it. Some organizers are placing a ghost bike at their city/ township hall or state capitol to draw attention to the event with their local politicians/ legislators and media. Participants can then visit this ghost bike one by one at a safe distance to show their respects.

Alternative date available:  Saturday, May 23, at 10 am.
Some may not feel comfortable engaging in a solo/family ride  on a weekday evening (the annual official RoS is a large group event with police escort)

In consideration of the safety and security of individuals and small groups of riders who may not feel comfortable riding in the evening on a weekday are encouraged to ride the following Saturday, May 23, at 10 am, which is also the official rain date and date/time for S. Hemisphere events.

The RoS Board

What is the Ride of Silence (RoS)?:

WHERE: Hundreds of locations world wide
Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph/20kph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.

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


PRIOR RELATED POSTS - Please CLICK HERE to view prior posts relating to the Ride of Silence / events relating to honoring those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.

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