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RIDE OF SILENCE
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM
Schwiebert Riverfront Park
Rock Island, IL, IL 61201
Registration is not Required
Join the QCBC for the Ride of Silence
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Start Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Schwiebert Park in Rock Island (all on Rock Island streets)
Distance: 8-9 miles
Bring your helmet, lights, flashers and a friend!
To HONOR those who have been injured or killed
To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD
The Ride of Silence is held in North America and roll across the globe. The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. 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 public roadways. 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 is not aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.