Ride of Silence to be Held as Virtual/Remote Event

Northwest Ohio Virtual Ride of Silence – Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 6:45PM
A joint event for NW Ohio including Toledo, Bowling Green and Findlay!

On Wednesday, May 20th, cyclists across Ohio will again take to the road, joining globally in the 2020 Ride of Silence (RofS), a silent procession to honor and celebrate the lives of family and friends injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.  Due to the impacts of COVID-19, this year’s event will be a virtual/remote event.

The program will be live-streamed at 6:45 PM to remember those injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.  Participants are asked to ride alone or with family on a route of their choosing, with a start time of ~7:00 PM.  Riders are encouraged to take photos and use the hashtag #RideofSilence2020 when posting on social media.  Posting to the Ride of Silence Facebook page is also encouraged.  This will allow organizers to get a good sense for how many people participated this year.

6:45 PM — Livestream Program
7:00 PM — Start your solo or family Ride of Silence ride

Bowling Green, Findlay and Toledo will join together during the livestream to remember Dave Larabee, killed on his way home from work in 2005, Dr. Stephen Snedden, killed while biking along River Road in Perrysburg Township, and Dr. Robert Brundage.  We will also remember and honor Imranur Rahman, Kenny BenderShannon MillsRonald ChamberlainLewon Talley and Dr. Mark WladeckiTom SantoroEric RamlowDouglas KaniaSierah JoughinMatthew BillingsJames LambertEmilee GagnonHarvey Bell IIIAndy Gast, Adam Little, Jimmy Hughey, Jeff Roth and others prior to the start of our virtual Ride of Silence.

This year marks the 11th event held in Toledo, 4th in Bowling Green and 2nd in Findlay.  Those who are unable to participate on May 20, are invited to ride on Saturday, May 23, at 10 am, which is the official rain date/time for S. Hemisphere events.  More details on the annual Ride of Silence can be found at https://wearetraffic.org/Ride-of-Silence or www.rideofsilence.org

Link for livestream: https://youtu.be/rm2cCQOJ8H4
Event Site: https://WeAreTraffic.org/Ride-of-Silence