Wed May 17 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
On the Steps of the Historical Society in the East Village area
Des Moines, IA
Distance – 5 miles
2017 marks the 13th year that we have been hosting a Ride of Silence in Des Moines.
Join cyclists nationwide in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on America’s public roadways. 6:30 pm -7:00 pm – various speakers and crowd participation to share why they come to the Ride of Silence and for who. Ride starts at 7:00 pm sharp. Check out the 2008 Ride of Silence Video
Why does this ride exist?
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 WILL NOT BE QUIET On May 17th, the Ride of Silence will roll across the country, starting at 7:00 pm. Over 370+ U.S.locations in all 50 states and 52 other countries in all 7 continents 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.
We’ll ride a slow 10-12 mph or less.