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Chicago Ride of Silence


Chicago Ride of Silence

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (always the 3rd Wednesday of May):

Honor fallen cyclists and raise awareness in this annual procession past Chicago Ghost Bikes.

Gather at 6pm, Depart at 6:30pm
Eternal Flame in Daley Plaza

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Latest Activity: Aug 29, 2022

Ride of Silence - May 18, 2016 - One day. One time. World wide.

Join the annual Ride of Silence, an organized annual cycling procession honoring those that have been injured or killed. The goal is to raise awareness that we are here, and to ask that we all share the road.

Save the date for the 2017 Chicago Ride Of Silence - May 17, 2017

Our route typically passes several Ghost Bikes, which are powerful memorials to fallen cyclists created by painting a bicycle white and placing it at or near the site of the cyclist’s death.

DATE: May 17, 2017 (always the 3rd Wednesday of May)
TIME: Gather at 6:00 pm; Depart at 6:30pm
WHERE: Hundreds of locations world wide; Eternal Flame (Daley Plaza) in Chicago
One day. One Time. World wide.

Communities throughout Chicagoland participate in the Ride of Silence including: Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Joliet, Oak Park and Peoria.

Wherever you ride, we ride in unity.


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Comment by Alan Lloyd on April 9, 2009 at 2:59pm
I'm working on those armbands, over 50 made so far ...
Comment by Chicago Ride of Silence on March 31, 2009 at 6:55pm
Why is this ride so important?
Take a look at any ghost bike and you'll know.

Have you ever been hit or know someone who has?
Post your story here! We ride for you, in unity.

Let the silence roar!
Comment by Chicago Ride of Silence on March 31, 2009 at 6:55pm
We have buttons available -- I invite everyone to proudly wear one and pass them out to local shops. Let's promote this ride! Need buttons? Contact me!
Comment by Chicago Ride of Silence on March 28, 2009 at 12:28pm
The Chicago ride seeks donations/sponsorship/funding to help cover the cost of the event's ride insurance. As a stand alone ride, the cost would be minimal per rider expense, but this ride remains completely free and open to all. So... we reach out to the community for help, suggestions, contributions. One idea I received from family was to seek sponsorship from the auto industry for our ride; like the idea - could it work?
Shoot me your ideas.
Any shops/clubs/groups with ride insurance willing to sponsor the ride?

Monday, March 30 at 7:30pm, is the next planning meeting at REI. See ya there!
Comment by E A on March 27, 2009 at 2:22pm
The buttons are in!!!!


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