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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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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 Yasmeen on July 1, 2016 at 9:46am

Lindy Korner is organizing a Meeting for Families of Crash Victims at Active Trans on July 27.

Comment by Tom A.K. on May 22, 2016 at 10:19pm
Thanks goes out to the Cycling Community.

"Our Chains Do Set Us Free!"

Videos - Chicago Ride of Silence 2016, May 18th. Part A - 1:55 Part B - 7:29
Comment by Tom A.K. on May 2, 2016 at 2:09pm

Sharing this year's Chicago Ride of Silence Event Info - Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

Eternal Flame - at Dearborn and Washington streets. Gather 6pm - Depart 6:30pm.
Comment by Chicago Ride of Silence on April 28, 2016 at 12:56pm
Comment by Chicago Ride of Silence on April 28, 2016 at 12:56pm

Thank you, Gary , for suggesting the Ghost Bike group.

We welcome any and all support from the cycling community in this request for help placing a ghost bike. All of our ghost bikes are the direct result of the community rallying together. Thank you!

Comment by Yasmeen on April 27, 2016 at 9:57am

Thanks Gary, will do. 

Comment by Gary Gilbert on April 27, 2016 at 9:55am

i suggest posting to the Chicago Ghost Bike group rather than the ride of silence group.

Comment by Yasmeen on April 27, 2016 at 9:35am

Hi, I'm hoping for a little help. I was contacted this morning by Lindy Korner, widow of cyclist Joseph Korner who was bicycling north near 3559 North Lincoln in Lakeview when he was hit by a car. She is asking for my help to have a ghost bike built for her husband. Here's the background information:

She reached out to Ride of Silence to request a ghost bike and hasn't heard back yet. I realize the group must be quite busy, could someone let me know what the best way is to start the process so that Lindy can have a memorial ghost bike set up for her husband? Much appreciated. Thank you.

Comment by Tom A.K. on May 23, 2015 at 6:22am
The Chicago Ride of Silence May 20, 2015:

Video: The Chicago Ride of Silence May 20, 2015. Click on link above. ^
Comment by Tom A.K. on May 19, 2015 at 6:07pm

ROUTE MAP: Ride of Silence 2015 from CRoS Facebook site

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