San Francisco’s annual Ride of Silence is a group ride to honor those that have been injured or killed while biking. This ride takes place in over 50 countries on the third Wednesday each May, with thousands of riders coming out in support and solidarity. This important ride helps to spread the message that cyclists represent precious lives. A silent, no-drop group ride that visits high injury cycling routes and sites of recent cycling fatalities, to honor those hurt and killed and advocate for safer streets for all.
We will meet up in the Grotto at the Sports Basement at 1590 Bryant Street at 5:30PM and we plan to roll out at 6:30PM. We expect the ride to take two hours, while we stop to lay flowers and observe a moment of silence at locations where cyclists have been killed. The ride is appropriate for riders of all ages and abilities. In past years, the SFPD have escorted our ride so that we are able to accomplish our ride comfortably with unity and most importantly, safely.
Feel free to decorate your bikes, bring flowers and mementos. After the ride we will be converging at Bender's to raise a glass to our absent friends. Join us!