Residents of Portland, Beaverton and six other Oregon cities will take to the streets on their bicycles tomorrow as part of the annual Ride of Silence.
They’ll join nearly 300 cities worldwide taking part in the event which seeks to raise awareness of bicycles on the road by remembering those who have lost their lives on two wheels.
The rides are somber, yet powerful for those who participate, and are done in a “funeral-like procession.”
In Portland, the BTA will lead a seven-mile ride from the North Park Blocks to the sites of several recent fatal crashes. BTA director Scott Bricker will make a short speech and the ride will be officially escorted by the Portland Police Bureau.
- Ride of Silence – Portland
Meet at 7:00pm, ride begins at 7:15
Location of start: NW Park and Everett Ave
Route map here
In Beaverton, the Washington County Bicycle Transportation Coalition will host a ride that will make a six-mile loop around the city — passing ghost bikes along the way.
- Ride of Silence – Beaverton
Location of start: Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th St)
For more information, visit RideofSilence.org.