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Reader Story: What the Ride of Silence means to this mom

[This story was submitted by Kristi Finney, who became a traffic safety activist after her son Dustin was killed by a hit-and-run driver while bicycling in Portland last August.] Less than a year ago I’d never heard of the Ride of Silence. I don’t remember how I found out about the website but I came … Read more

With Blumenauer’s support, Ride of Silence set for May 19th

From the 2008 edition of the ride.(Photo © J. Maus) Portland’s version of the Ride of Silence is set for May 19th. Ride organizer Brian Echerer has been working with other citizen activists and partners in hopes of re-invigorating the ride after a disappointing turnout last year and he got a boost in that regard … Read more

Tracey Sparling’s family joins in the Ride of Silence

Unlike most group rides, last night’s Ride of Silence was a solemn affair.Full gallery here(All photos © J. Maus) About 70 Portlanders took part in the Ride of Silence last night. After a brief speech by BTA executive director Scott Bricker, the crowd rode from the North Park Blocks, made a loop through downtown, went … Read more