Ride in silence to honor victims of traffic violence on May 19, 2021
An international annual event, The Ride of Silence brings together community members who have been affected by traffic violence. On this day, bicyclists, friends, and family members gather for a ceremony and bicycle ride to bring visibility to the cause for safe streets.
Bike Pittsburgh believes that every person has the right to safely use our streets as pedestrians and bicyclists without fear of death or serious injury–this is the work that we are committed to every day, but traffic violence is still happening in our city. From unsafe street design to irresponsible driving, bicyclists are at risk every day, and loved ones have been lost.
Honoring and remembering the lives of our friends and family who have been hit by motorists is an important part of this day. We ask you to join us by sharing your story at the ceremony, riding in silence with us, and speaking up about the change we need to see to protect the lives of others.
When: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Time: 6:45 pm
Where: Dippy Dinosaur, 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
The Ride: 3-5 mile route (Group stays together, slow-paced, socially distant, silent)
- To HONOR those who have been injured or killed
- To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
- To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD
Organizations that endorse the Pittsburgh Ride of Silence include: 412 Flock, BikePGH, Pittsburgh Major Taylor Cycling Club, Western Pennsylvania Wheelmen.