Seventh Casper Ride of Silence set for May 18th

Seventh Casper Ride of Silence set for May 18th

 

CASPER – Join fellow bicyclists around the world at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 18 at the Tate Pumphouse for the seventh Casper Ride of Silence.

This short ride (about 6.5 miles) honors those who have been killed or injured while riding their bicycles and helps raise awareness of cyclists’ presence on our roadways and trails.

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The event is free. Each rider is required to wear a helmet. The event will be held rain or shine. We will be obeying traffic signals and no light running will be allowed. It is a no-drop ride and we’ll make sure everyone gets to enjoy the evening.

Casper’s Ride of Silence was first held in 2010. It is hosted locally by WYDOT. Last year, just over 70 people joined the event.

Chris Phelan organized the first Ride Of Silence in Dallas in 2003 after endurance cyclists Larry Schwartz was killed by a passing bus mirror on an empty road.

The ride hopes to raise cycling awareness during bike safety month to motorists, police, traffic engineers, insurance companies, and city officials. The ride is also a chance to honor those who have been killed.

Helmets are required; bright clothing and lights are highly recommended for the ride home. There are no fees charged anyone to participate.

Last year there were 357 locations in 49 US states, and 20 countries.

For more information, visit rideofsilence.org and 0n facebook at Casper’s Ride of Silence.

 

Information Breakdown

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Where: Ride begins at Tate Pumphouse, 1775 W. 1st St., Casper.
Route along Platte River Trail through downtown, south on Durbin Street, back north on Center to Midwest, west to Three Crowns Golf Course trail. The route is posted on facebook at Casper’s Ride of Silence.