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Chicago Ride of Silence


Chicago Ride of Silence

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (always the 3rd Wednesday of May):

Honor fallen cyclists and raise awareness in this annual procession past Chicago Ghost Bikes.

Gather at 6pm, Depart at 6:30pm
Eternal Flame in Daley Plaza

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Ride of Silence - May 20, 2015 - One day. One time. World wide.

Join the annual Ride of Silence, an organized annual cycling procession honoring those that have been injured or killed. The goal is to raise awareness that we are here, and to ask that we all share the road.

Save the date for the 2015 Chicago Ride Of Silence.

Our route typically passes several Ghost Bikes, which are powerful memorials to fallen cyclists created by painting a bicycle white and placing it at or near the site of the cyclist’s death.

DATE: May 20, 2015 (always the 3rd Wednesday of May)
TIME: Gather at 6:00 pm; Depart at 6:30pm
WHERE: Hundreds of locations world wide; Eternal Flame (Daley Plaza) in Chicago
One day. One Time. World wide.

Communities throughout Chicagoland participate in the Ride of Silence including: Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Joliet, Oak Park and Peoria.

Wherever you ride, we ride in unity.


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Comment by Chicago Ride of Silence on Tuesday

We will plan to host one meeting per week leading up to this year's ROS on May 20. We will need to do an inventory and assess the condition of current ghost bikes, since our route typically passes several. No route has yet been determined. Please attend the meeting this week (see Tom A.K.'s comment below for details) if you would like to provide input and help with scouting possible routes. Thanks!

Comment by Tom A.K. on Tuesday

Chicago RoS planning meeting Tuesday April 21 - 7pm -8:30pm. Beermiscuous 2812 N. Lincoln ave.
Comment by Andronymous on February 2, 2015 at 4:49pm

Planning ahead, I presume the 2015 ride will be on Wednesday May 20th.

Comment by h' 1.0 on May 11, 2014 at 2:10am

OK, if you can decide this weekend it would be really helpful.

Comment by dan brown on May 8, 2014 at 8:10am

what time tonight ? any idea ?   thanks   DHB

Comment by Chicago Ride of Silence on May 7, 2014 at 4:39pm

route scouting tonight or tomorrow and in touch with the family/friends of both Hector and Bobby especially.

Comment by h' 1.0 on May 5, 2014 at 11:51pm

 Has there been any planning besides merchandise? Any idea which spots are going to be visited this year? Not much time left.

Comment by Chicago Ride of Silence on May 5, 2014 at 11:37pm
The DEADLINE FOR JERSEY AND CAP ORDERS to get merchandise in time for the 2014 Ride of Silence is the end of TODAY, Monday, May 5!

Top 3 reasons to buy RoS merchandise...
1. Support the RoS! Proceeds from sales benefit the RoS
2. Be Safer! Brighter and more vibrant jersey design with reflective back pockets
3. RoS jerseys and caps allow us to spread the word year around -- wear your jersey and/or cap year round to spread the word!

For the Chicago Ride of Silence... we want to know : Would you purchase a cap the "night of" if we order a few?
Please let us know!

(link to cap:

Comment by Chicago Ride of Silence on December 9, 2013 at 6:39pm

A ghost bike was immediately installed for Hector Avalos, who was killed the night of December 7:

Comment by Chicago Ride of Silence on September 1, 2013 at 10:42pm

We'll be attending the tribute ride for fallen CPD officer Brian McDevitt followed by placement of a ghost bike at the intersection of 135th and Ridgeland, Palos Heights. The tribute ride will meet at 112th and Kedzie at 3pm; the ghost bike placement will take place at 4pm.


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