Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Ride of Silence

The Ride of Silence took place last night at the Rose Bowl and locations all over the world. This annual ride honors those cyclists that have been injured or killed while on the bike while at the same time raising awareness that the streets are for people and bikes and cars and that we can be mindful and respectful of each other while we’re out there.

It was a beautiful evening for a ride. We rolled out just before sunset with about seventy riders and slowly made three laps around the loop. Silence was kept throughout the nearly one hour ride which allowed each of the riders the peace and space to reflect on their individual reasons for being there.

Ride on… mindfully, respectfully, safely.

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