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Old 08-08-20, 12:49 PM
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2020 Ride of Silence Update

Hello fellow cyclists, I am tracking 2020 Ride of Silence locations for the RofS Board of Directors. Iím a former V. P., Sr. Outreach Director and Mentor of the organization. Iím currently an Advisor to the Board, our Historian/Statistician, MI Coordinator and a local Organizer. (involved since 2005)

Due to the uniqueness of this year's Ride because of COVID-19, it allows me to note multiple Ride locations within a city; small group rides, solo rides and virtual rides, vs. typically a single large gathering.

Yes this includes all virtual rides, a Spin for Silence. I had a reply from a spinner on Instagram; [yes I rode on the 20th (May), but it was only on my trainer] As RofS Founder Chris Phelan has always stated; ďA single cyclist riding in silence is a RofSĒ. If you spun that evening on a trainer for the RofS, you joined folks in Antarctica who held their unique Spin for Silence for the 14th year. They count and so do you.

We could potentially set a record for most locations this year:


The RofS website lists 156 locations. Iíve tracked an additional 218 so far via the hashtag the Board requested riders to post in social media. For instance, Iíve noted 8 separate group, solo or virtual Rides in Berlin Germany, each in a specific District of the city.

Iím asking everyone here who held a Ride or Spin for Silence that evening, where was it located in your city or town? Please reply here or send me a message noting City & State. (or Country if outside the U.S.A.) Please identify if itís N, W, E or S in your area, and if you can be more specific; NW or SE, uptown, downtown, &/or a district like Berlin or NYCís 5 boroughs, from a city park etc.

NOTE: If you rode in a city that is listed on the RofS website, from the start location noted in the Ride listing, no need to reply, you're already counted.


Thanks for riding on 5/20. Hopefully in 2021 we can return to a normal Ride of Silence. As an FYI, the Board is planning on rolling out a new website for 2021 sometime in Nov./Dec.

Ride Safe,
Mark H. (markpedal)
rideofsilencemh@gmail.com
www.rideofsilence.org

Ps. Excuse my old signature below, I have to figure out how to revise it!!
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Old 08-13-20, 01:06 PM
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Would you explain what the ride of silence is for ? Some of us (like me) don't know what it is about.
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Old 08-18-20, 09:22 PM
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Ride of Silence

The best way to describe the Ride of SIlence is from our organizers in Columbus OH, who put together this Public Servic Announement a few years ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload...ature=youtu.be
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