Gastonia’s 9th Observance of the International Ride of Silence

            Please join us on May 21st at 7:00pm for an 8-mile ride on the streets of Gastonia in memory of our friends and family members who have been injured or killed while cycling. Announcements will begin at 6:50pm. Ride will begin at 7:00pm. The ride start site and parking are located in the main parking lot of the Gaston County Courthouse.

           On May 21, 2014 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 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.

           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 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.

           Gastonia’s observance of the Ride of Silence is organized by the Gaston County Cyclists, the Coasters Cycling Team and the Bradshaw Law Firm.

           For more information, please check out this website: http://RideofSilence.org or contact Doc Bradshaw at 704 866 8289.