Ride of Silence - Cycling Event
Park in the City Committee hosted the 6th Annual Ride of Silence at the MacBain Community Centre on May 16. Chris Phelan, a Texas native, organized the first Ride of Silence in Dallas in 2003 after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was killed by a passing bus mirror on an empty road. The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph for no longer than an hour, and remain silent during the ride. The ride hopes to raise cycling awareness during bike safety month to motorists, police, traffic engineers, insurance companies, and city officials. The annual ride is also a chance to mourn, in funeral procession style, those who have already been killed.
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