The Ride of Silence started in Dallas Texas to honor a cyclist who was killed in 2003. It was going to be a one time event, but word got out and it spread across the world occurring every third Wednesday in May. This years marks the 10th anniversary of the first ride.
According to organizers, the event is to honor cyclists who have been hurt or injured on the roads and raise awareness about cyclist’s right to be on the roads.
Cyclists who participate do not speak during the ride, which is escorted by police and allowed through intersections similar to a funeral procession.
Events will be held in Tucson and Green Valley.
The Tucson event starts at ramada 20 in Reid Park. The ramade is located off the northern most parking lot off of Country Club Road.
Organizers are asking partipants to gather at 5:30 p.m. and wheels will be rolling by 6 p.m. The ride should be completed by 7 p.m. Get more info here.
The Green Valley ride gather at 5:30 at the Green Valley Recreation East Social Center, located at 7 S Abrego Dr, Green Valley, AZ 85614. Their ride will also leave at 6 p.m. Get more info here.