Ride of Silence

A second Ride of Silence took place in Charlottesville on May 18. This is a worldwide event held every year, 3rd Wednesday in May, beginning in 2003. Locally, the event is organized by cyclist Alan Bewley. The ride highlights the fact that our roads are shared public spaces that are not shared very well. The ride honors, and provides a prolonged moment of meditation/contemplation for cyclists killed in the streets. The rolling police protection which accompanied the 80+ riders through the streets of Charlottesville afforded a level of safety missing for cyclists most days.
Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo every day at billemory.com/blog.

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