5/15/13: The Ride of Silence.
A free ride hosted in various cities worldwide, that aims to inform or remind motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride also honors those who have been killed or injured.
BLACK ARMBANDS ENCOURAGED
Tampa Downtown Area
Contact: Drew Hunter or Jose Menendez Distance: 11.1 Notes:
The route will be the same as the one we used last year:
It starts from Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa, goes past the Tampa Police Department's headquarters, three Hillsborough County courthouses, and the County Center office building to send a strong message to local government officials that we demand safer streets for everyone. The route also passes the ghost bikes for LeRoy Collins Jr. and Diane Vega and the site where Peiter Vanvliet was killed on March 19, 2011.
Not up to riding?
You can still support the Ride of Silence -- even if you don't ride a bike. Now all our "gear" is available via the Ride of Silence Store - including framed poems, magnets, t-shirts and our special 10th anniversary jersey and socks: http://rideofsilencestore.com/