Nashville Slow Ride...participate in the "RIde of Silence..Nashville 2010"

I am going to do this ride if anyone would like to join me.....Will Meet at the MAIN PARK ENTRANCE on West End BLVD to Centennial Park at 6:30pm to organize as a group....then of course we'll find some pizza afterward! Cecilia 615-944-4868 You may want/need a light! HELMETs required ****************************************** Nashville will host a Ride of Silence ride starting from Centennial Park in Nashville on Wednesday, May 19. Join other Nashville cyclists in this silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while bicycling on public roadways. In 2003, Chris Phelan organized the first Ride Of Silence in Dallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed. 2010 marks the fifth year Nashville has held this annual ride. It has grown in size with over 100 riders participating in each of the last few years. Every bicyclist in Nashville is encouraged to attend. We have garnered local news coverage the past two years and want to continue this tradition, but for our impact to make the impression we seek it is important that we increase the participation number. Please invite all your bicycling friends to join us in this moving experience, and remember - "In order to receive respect, we must give respect." The ride will depart Centennial Park at 7:00 PM CST. Visit www.RideofSilence.com to learn more about this world wide endeavor. 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 www.RideofSilence.com Cyclists across North America 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 Everyone is invited to ride, but they must wear a helmet. If they do not, ask that they not participate. Since it is a no talking ride, hand signals will be used. In controlling the ride and pace, you want to think “Funeral Procession.” That is, in fact, what we are recreating. Armbands are strongly encouraged. Black for everyone (solidarity in mourning lost cyclists). Red for those who have been injured by motorists. WEATHER UPDATE: Visit link for the forecast. WHAT: Ride of Silence WHO: Anyone with a bicycle and a helmet WHERE: Centennial Park main entrance off West End Ave in Nashville WHEN: Wednesday, May 19 - roll out at 7:00 PM sharp WHY: To honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways ROUTE: 1 - Begin at main entrance to Centennial Park 2 - Go RIGHT onto West End Ave 3 - Go LEFT onto 31st Ave South 4 - Go RIGHT onto Natchez Trace 5 - Go LEFT onto Blair Ave 6 - Go LEFT onto 21st Ave South 7 - Go RIGHT onto Broadway 8 - Go RIGHT onto 4th Ave South 9 - Go LEFT onto Demonbreun St 10 - Go LEFT onto 1st Ave South 11 - Go LEFT onto Broadway 12 - Go RIGHT onto West End Ave 13 - Go RIGHT into Centennial Park entrance 14 - 7.4 mile Ride of Silence is complete

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  • A former member
    A former member

    this was an awesome evening with a wonderful bike community .... great event to bring awareness to those who have died or been hurt biking. Great goup of friends to be with

    May 20, 2010

  • Ron

    Great time, great people, great to show respect for othe riders who have been hit and/or killed in road accidents

    May 19, 2010

  • clayton l.

    it was so cool and nice to ride downtown had so much fun .and a good work out

    May 19, 2010

  • clayton l.

    cecilia i will be there thank,s

    May 19, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    i have 13 black "arm bands" to distribute to the group. I am wearing a red one.....Cec

    May 19, 2010

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