Ride of Silence
The Ride of Silence is held yearly in cities across the world.
Join other Canberra cyclists in a silent ride two abreast at a slow pace to promote safer roads for all road users.
The 2009 Canberra Ride of Silence aims to:
[li]remember those killed or injured whilst cycling on roads. [/li]> [li]raise awareness of the need for all road users to respect one another and to use roads in a considerate manner. [/li]> [li]promote the importance for cyclists and motorists to obey the road rules. [/li]> [li]remind the community that cyclists are ordinary people who have a right to safety on our roads. [/li]> [/ul]
Where: Start and finish at Regatta Place, north of Commonwealth Avenue bridge.
When: Sunday 24 May. Arrive at 9am for a 9.30 start.
The ride: Approx. 6 km in length at a slow pace (max 20 km/h) in a loop that includes part of the Parliamentary Triangle.
The Ride of Silence will take place on open roads and participants will be expected to ride safely and considerately and obey all traffic laws. Those that take part in the Ride of Silence must be aware that they do so at their own risk. All welcome; all you need is a bike and a helmet. Riders are encouraged to wear armbands: black for everyone, or red for those who have been injured by motorists.