The following information is from the Ride of Silence website:
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 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.
The Akron Bike Club is organizing a Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Meet at the Botzum Lot of the TowPath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (2928 Riverview Rd, Akron, OH )