The Ride of Silence is an annual international event held by various bicycling organizations around the world.
“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 national sponsors and 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.”
Fort Wayne Ride of Silence & Blessing of the Bikes
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
917 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
May 16th, 2018
Blessing of the bikes 6:30pm
Blessing of the Bicycles
At 6:30, the Blessing of the Bicycles will take place. This is an annual tradition where cyclists can have their favorite bike blessed. This is a non-denominational event, and everyone is welcome. Pastor Thomas Eggold of Emmanuel Lutheran Church will be performing the blessing. Come on out before the Ride of Silence and have your favorite bicycle blessed!
Ride of Silence
At 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.
In 2003, Chris Phelan organized the first Ride of Silence in Dallas TX. The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to raise awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have the 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 injured or killed.
The Ride of Silence is a free event, and will begin directly after the Blessing of the Bicycles.
This event is free and open to the public. Release Waivers and helmets are required to participate. Please follow all traffic laws. It is your responsiblity to operate your bicycle in a safe and predictable manner.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Children should be accompanied by their parents
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We can use the parking lot for the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, street parking is also available. Participants are encouraged to carpool, or ride their bikes into the event if possible.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email email@example.com with any questions
This event is part of Kickstart Fort Wayne, a month long celebration of bicycles, art, music and theater.