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Ride Of Silence


On May 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will traverse and unite the globe as nothing before it. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.

In 2003,Chris Phelan organized the first Ride of Silence in Dallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed. (Read the full history here...)

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 registration fees.  The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.

We are planning to have a Ride of Silence in the following cities.  Please indicate which location you plan to attend.  Routes listed subject to minor changes.

All rides depart at 7:00 pm.

MHBC Clubhouse - 397 Cumberland Street, Memphis
GPAC - 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown
Fireworks City - 3509 Canada Road, Lakeland

Our friends in Hernando are also having a Ride of Silence for members that live in Mississippi.  They have an approximate 8 mile route that starts and ends at the Hernando Court House.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7:00 PM
MHBC Clubhouse
397 Cumberland Street
Memphis, TN  38112

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Registration is recommended
Helmets required
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