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Portland ‘Ride of Silence’ set for May 16th

Posted by on April 26th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Portland’s edition of the global Ride of Silence is set for May 16th. The ride aims to memorialize those who have been killed while bicycling and draw attention to the importance of sharing the road. This will be Portland’s seventh consecutive Ride of Silence, with the first event being held in 2006.

Here’s more from local event organizers:

On Wednesday May 16 the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor bicyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn’t aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.

The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. In it’s tenth year, Rides of Silence have been organized in all seven continents, 26 countries and all 50 states. There are no brochures, no sponsors and no registration fees. The ride is held during National Bike Month and aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police officers, city officials and others that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for those who have been killed or injured while cycling.

The Portland Ride of Silence will leave at 6pm on Wednesday May 16 from Portland Design Works (15 NE Hancock – near N Williams and NE Hancock). The route is welcoming and open to all ages, cycling experiences and skill levels and will travel slowly on N Williams, NE Going, NE 17th and Broadway. Following the ride, many will gather at Hopworks BikeBar (3947 N Williams) to celebrate life, network with each other and talk about making our roads safer for all users. Riders are asked to wear white, if possible, which will add to the visual message of the silent ride.

Facebook event listing here.

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page two?

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)
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yes. page two.

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how about a feature story on lois moss, who she is, how she happened to leave what she was doing in cleveland, her thoughts on the near absence of a ride of silence culture in portland, etc. could be interesting reading.

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that’s a great idea russ. I will try and get something about this on the Front Page asap.

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Well, I hope it gains confidence and becomes ready for the front page soon.

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this has been one of my favorite rides since 2004 or so — Austin, TX has hundreds of folks out. I wonder why we never do. At any rate, I hope to see everyone there–it’s a powerful ride.

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We’ll be there, honoring Dustin Finney, Miky Vu, Dale Beacock, Angela Burke, Michael Kalan, Noah Cardoman, Kipp Crawford, Nicholas Bucher, Jerry Hinatsu, Daniel Hunt, Curtis Lee Web, Tracey Sparling, Brett Jarolimek, Cary Burnick, Sandy Bass Jr, James Wagner, Michael Lewis, Rance Lamb, Daniel Frank,Nancy Werter, Kenneth Vanloo, Jocelyn Young , John Clayton, James Gardner, Austin Miller, William Bailey, Eric Lyager, Darrel McDaniel, Sheryl McDaniel, David Minor,Keith Moon, Thomas Mossman, “Duke” Noteboom, Timothy O’Donnell, Kimberly Potter, Jennifer Sells, Mars Tryk, Claude Weimer, Mike Wilberding, Mark Wright, Gail Alef, Orlando French, Jane Higdon, Marilen Jensen, Robin Jensen, Michael Kalan, Erick Kautzky, Nick Moreno, Jan Hendrick, Christopher Burris, Brenda Elliot, Kristine Okins, Angela Leazenby, Orion Satushek, Hank Bersani, Edward Bomber, Robert Hunt, David Apperson, Casey Pitts-Carroll, Leonard Crabtree, Craig Macfie, Mingo Pelkey, Forrest Cepeda, Gareth Parker.

(These are all the fallen Oregon bicyclists that I know of at this time. If anyone knows of anyone I’ve missed, please let me know).