Virtual Ride of Silence – May 19

Northwest Ohio Virtual Ride of Silence – Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 6:45PM

A joint event for NW Ohio including Greater Toledo, Bowling Green and Findlay!

On Wednesday, May 19th, cyclists across Ohio will again take to the road, joining globally in the 2021 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.  Like last year, 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 #RideofSilence2021 when posting on social media.  Posting to the Ride of Silence Facebook page is also encouraged.

6:45 PM — Livestream Program (Facebook, YouTube)
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 LarabeeDr. Stephen Snedden, Dr. Robert Brundage. We will also remember and honor Robert RauschJohn FlaminioJames TurnerLukas MasonLarry SattlerMary Looser, Imranur Rahman, Kenny BenderShannon Mills, Eric RamlowShannon MillsTom Santoro, Imranur Rahman, Kenny BenderRonald ChamberlainLewon Talley and Dr. Mark WladeckiDouglas 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.  Ohio had 20 cycling related fatalities in 2020, and we will remember them all.

This year marks the 12th event held in Toledo, 5th in Bowling Green and 3rd in Findlay.  Those who are unable to participate on May 19th, the livestream will be recorded and with rides being solo or small group, please ride anytime during May.  More details on the annual Ride of Silence can be found at https://wearetraffic.org/Ride-of-Silence or www.rideofsilence.org

Event Site: https://WeAreTraffic.org/Ride-of-Silence

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Media Contacts

Keith Webb, We Are Traffic, 567-225-4032:
Steve Langendorfer, Bowling Green Bike Safety Commission Chair:
Amanda Gamby, City of Bowling Green Sustainability Coordinator:
Scott Generth, Findlay RofS Coordinator: