The Ride of Silence is a global event that takes place on the third Wednesday in May. In 2018, the ride was held in 20 Countries and 47 US States. The purpose of the ride is to honor bicyclists killed by motorists, promote sharing the road, and provide awareness of bicycling safety.
This year’s ride in Bloomington-Normal starts on the east side of the McLean County History Museum on N. Main Street between Washington and Jefferson. Cyclists assemble starting about 6:30 pm, to sign-in and complete a waiver of liability. There will be a few observance remarks starting about 6:45 pm with the ride commencing at 7:00 pm. Riders proceed slowly and silently from Downtown Bloomington to the ending point at the Uptown Normal plaza (approximately 3 miles and 20 minutes). The ride will have a police escort.
All cyclists are required to wear a bicycle helmet and bike lights are recommended. RB