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Chicago Ride of Silence


Chicago Ride of Silence

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (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 18, 2016 - 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 2017 Chicago Ride Of Silence - May 17, 2017

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 17, 2017 (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 Bob Kastigar on May 19, 2011 at 11:02am

Pictures from the Chicago Ride of Silence:


Comment by David Barish on May 19, 2011 at 10:32am

13 riders in Evanston.  Short on numbers long on signficance.  It was a very moving event for those of us who ignored the warning of weather and the siren of basketball. A report was submitted to the ROS page.

Comment by Gary Gilbert on May 19, 2011 at 10:06am

Arlington Heights Ride of Silence

Comment by Gary Gilbert on May 19, 2011 at 7:01am
Comment by Chicago Ride of Silence on May 18, 2011 at 11:45pm
‎58 riders in Joliet, 68 riders in Arlington Heights, 136 in Peoria --- other IL ride locations?
Comment by Chicago Ride of Silence on May 18, 2011 at 11:42pm
Please share your photos and videos of the Chicago ROS
Comment by Chicago Ride of Silence on May 18, 2011 at 10:56pm

Ride reports are already streaming in. At best - I got a count of 126 riders in Chicago.... and just found out Peoria had 136.

Peoria outdid Chicago in #s? wow!

Comment by Chicago Ride of Silence on May 18, 2011 at 10:46pm

Lisa Fielding of WBBM 780 came to the start of the ROS tonight to report:

Comment by h' Zerocats on May 18, 2011 at 1:35pm

I will be there but I'll be hustling to get there by 7.

I haven't seen much publicity for the ride beyond this group (typically groups are read only by a very small number of people) so coupled with the weather my guess is somewhere in the 50-70 range.

Comment by E A on May 18, 2011 at 12:59pm
so how many riders will show up for tonight's Chicago ride?

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