Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ride of Slience

Dear fellow cyclists,
As the Ride of Silence approaches — Wednesday night, May 18, 2011 for most communities — let’s take a moment now to reflect why we ride in silence and for whom. As someone commented on the Ride of Silence’s Facebook page – “the great thing about the Ride of SILENCE, it’s the same spoken in any language.” Silence is truly a universal and powerful language.
Below in the comments, please list the name of a bicyclist (could be yourself as a crash survivor) that you honor and wish to always be remembered.
Then please take a moment to also add this honoree info here (which will be collected by official ROS organizers for possible inclusion on the memorial page, which hopes to soon include injured cyclists). To see a list of all cyclists who have already been memorialized on the ROS site, visit the “In Memoriam” page.
Now – fellow bike bloggers… help us make another “silent” statement before the night of the ROS silent procession. Please re-post this exact post on your own blog asking the same of your readership (to comment with the names of bicyclists they honor and remember and to repost).
This is our “honor roll” for all bicyclists that the Ride of Silence (the global bike community) will never forget! We honor in this “silent” way all those who have been killed or injured by respectfully saying nothing at all… as we put a name to all cycling crash victims who we will never forget.
Please also add the names of cyclists we honor to the ROS Honor Roll database for statistical collection purposes –http://bit.ly/mnFne9
Let the Silence ROAR.

1 comment:

  1. it's been years since he passed away, but when I looked at the ROS In Memoriam page and saw Ken Kifer's name, a chill still passed me through me. Ken's page on bike commuting was the first resource that I used, back in 1999, to get myself started with riding a bike in the city. I never really knew about bike touring until I read the stuff on his site.

    I never met him, but I'm still saddened to be reminded that he's gone. I also can't imagine a finer tribute than think of how many other commuters have rolled in to take his place on the streets and how many have found his page useful years after that tragedy.