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Ride in Silence

By Lynda Wheatley | May 14, 2022

At 7pm Wednesday, May 18, groups of bicyclists in hundreds of locations around the world will go for a slow-paced ride together—without uttering a single word. A way to commemorate cyclists killed and support those who were injured while riding on public roads, the international Ride of Silence traces its roots to May 2003, after more than 1,000 cyclists gathered for a silent ride following the death of a Dallas, Texas, cyclist named Larry Schwartz who had been hit by the mirror of a passing school bus while out riding. Up North, you can join an organized Ride of Silence by arriving by 6:45pm with your bike (and required helmet) at one of three locations: in Cadillac, at the Cadillac Memorial Fountain; in Harbor Springs, at the city parking lot at 250 E. Bay St.; or in Traverse City, at The Filling Station Microbrewery, 642 Railroad Pl. Each ride will be a loop of 7 to 9 miles. Learn more at rideofsilence.org.


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