RBC will hold a Ride of Silence on Wednesday May 17th at 6:30 pm
in coordination with the national Ride Of Silence.
The Ride will start and end at the Rockland County Courthouse in New City, the county seat.
The ride honors and remembers bicycle riders who have been killed or injured in collisions with cars and calls on everyone to share the road safely. Sadly, we add more names to the list of our neighbors who've died as a result of encounters with motor vehicles.
Join us in remembering Edward Brophy, William "Matt" George, Alfred Zaldivar, Janet Martinez, Robert Carl Pinckert, Ennio Spiri and the many other Rockland County residents hurt and killed in collisions with motorists in the recent past. We ride to honor them; we ride to enforce the message for all road users that Mutual Respect Saves Lives.
Lights are encouraged - red lights on the rear, white lights on the front of your bike. Helmets are required. The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. There are no sponsors and no registration fees. We will ride 5.6 miles silently and single file.
Please ride with us to help call for respect on the roadways. And help spread the word — or help organize and promote this event. Police support will be provided for the RBC Ride of Silence.
Min. 3 ft. when passing bicyclists.
Mutual Respect Saves Lives
The RBC Ride of Silence route:
Preparing for the 2013 Ride of Silence from Upper Nyack to Piermont