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Total confirmed 2019 rides: 360

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Last map update: 13.May.2019 21:21:33.

Illinois
Arlington Heights
Contact: Gary Gilbert   <--Send email
Distance: 10 mi.
Notes: Ride of Silence in Arlington Heights Illinois starts at Recreation Park, 500 E Miner Street. Please arrive by 6:30PM Ride starts promptly at 7:00PM 2019 is our 15th year participating. we're going to have a Walk of Silence concurrent with the ride. Same location.
More information on our website http://cyclearlington.com
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Bloomington-Normal

Contact: Richard Boser   <--Send email
Distance: 3 miles
Notes: The ride starts on the east side of the McLean County History Museum on N. Main Street between Washington and Jefferson. Cyclists assemble starting about 6:30 pm to sign-in and complete a waiver of liability. There will be a few remarks starting about 6:45 pm with the ride commencing at 7:00 pm. Riders proceed slowly and silently from Downtown Bloomington to the ending point at the Uptown Normal plaza (approximately 3 miles). The ride will have a police escort. All cyclists are required to wear a bicycle helmet and bike lights are recommended. This is a free event.
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Chicago

Contact: Elizabeth Adamczyk   <--Send email
Distance: 10-12 mi.
Notes: Please arrive at Daley Plaza's Eternal Flame by 6:00 pm to sign-in and get ready. The Ride will depart from Daley Plaza at 6:30 pm.

While this is a free event, donations are welcome to offset costs.

For more information on local Ride of Silence events, visit www.rideofsilence.org/chicago, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RideOfSilenceChicago and join our Chainlink group http://www.thechainlink.org/group/chicagorideofsilence
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DeKalb

Contact: Toney Xidis   <--Send email
Distance: 8 Miles
Notes: Happening worldwide on Wednesday, May 15, 2019...

Join the global, slow-paced ride to silently honor bicyclists killed or injured while riding in our streets.

RIDE DETAILS
• Approx. 8-mile loop @ 8-10 mph
• Must follow rules of road
• Helmets required
• Free to all

DE KALB RIDE INFO
Check-in 6:30 p.m. | Ride begins 7 p.m.
Ride starts/ends at NIU Recreation Center, 325 N. Annie Glidden Rd

Presented by Kish Bike & Rec Club with support from North Central Cyclery, Live Healthy DeKalb County, NIU Outdoor Adventures, Kishwaukee Kiwanis, DeKalb Police and NIU Police.

facebook.com/KishBikeandRecClub

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Downers Grove

Contact: Nanci Gasiel   <--Send email
Distance: 4.25 mi.
Notes: Police escort for this ride through Downers Grove.

Contact the organizer for more details.

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Elgin

Contact: Tom Armstrong   <--Send email
Distance: 8 miles
Notes: Notes: Happening world-wide on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 ...

Join the global, slow-paced ride to silently honor bicyclists killed or injured while riding our streets and pathways.

RIDE DETAILS
Approx. 8 mile loop @ 8-10 mph
Follow rules of the road
Wear a helmet
Sign the ride waiver on the Elgin Bike Hub website ... http://www.elginbikehub.com
Free to all

RIDE INFO
Check-in at 6:30 PM/Ride begins at 7:00 PM
Ride starts/ends in front of the Elgin Police Department, 151 Douglas Ave.
Pre-ride blessing of the bicycles and riders by area clergy

Presented by Elgin Bike Hub https://www.facebook.com/pg/elginbikehub
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Elk Grove Village

Contact: David Simmons   <--Send email
Distance: 10 mi.
Notes: For more details: http://www.egvbikes.org/ride-of-silence.html
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Elmhurst

Contact: Kelli Morgan   <--Send email
Distance: 9 miles
Notes: Start from Elmhurst Police Station, 125 E. First Street, Elmhurst, IL
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Evanston

Contact: Eric Krzystofiak   <--Send email
Distance: <10 miles
Notes: 6:30pm Gathering
7:00pm Ride

Join us at Wheel & Sprocket Evanston as we:

• HONOR those who have been injured or killed
•RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
•ASK that we all SHARE THE ROAD

This is a SLOW PACED, SILENT ride, <10 miles, all abilities and bike styles welcome.


We ride in a procession to bring awareness to cycling as the season begins, and remind drivers to share the road.

This is a FREE family friendly ride! Helmets and rear red blinking lights required.
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Fairview Heights

Contact: Paul Niesen   <--Send email
Distance: 7 mi.
Notes: Start location is Moody Park.


Contact the organizer for details.

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Fox Lake

Contact: Rene Lawell   <--Send email
Distance: 5 - 6 mi.
Notes: Our ride will leave Link O Chain Cyclery, 11 E Grand Ave, in Fox Lake, IL 60020, and will be escorted by Fox Lake PD. Our meet time is as early as 5:00pm @the Shop. We will begin the ceremony at 6:00pm and our ride will leave at 6:30pm.

*Please bring Water and a snack if you desire

We will be taking photos before and after the ride.

Helmets and signed waivers required.
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Joliet

Contact: Sara Jo Briese   <--Send email
Distance: 9 miles
Notes: In Memory of Jan Briese, killed on May 26, 2005, while leading her Thursday morning Joliet Bicycle Club ride as she had for more than 12 years. Starting at the Memorial Stadium, 3000 W. Jefferson Street (Rt. 52). Line up at 6:45 P.M. Ride rolls promptly at 7 P.M.
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McHenry Co. - City of McHenry

Contact: Eberhard Veit   <--Send email
Distance: 5.7 miles
Notes: Wednesday May 15, 2019
at 7 PM sharp come at 6:45
McHenry, IL

Meet at the McHenry Metra Parking Lot South End.
(4028 Main Street, McHenry, IL (for your GPS))

Event Flyer at:
http://mcbicycleadvocates.org/2-Events/MCBAMcHenryCtyILRideOfSilence.pdf
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Mundelein

Contact: Larry Gross   <--Send email
Distance: 10 miles
Notes: Gather at M&M Cyclery 734 S Butterfield Rd Mundelein, Illinois at 6:30PM for introduction and pre-ride instructions. We will roll promptly at 7:00PM. Refreshments at the shop afterwards.
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Oak Lawn

Contact: Karolina Hogueisson    <--Send email
Distance: 14.5 mi.
Notes: This ride will begin from the Metra Station location in Oak Lawn, IL and travel to the location of a bicycle memorial installed at the intersection of 135th street and Ridgeland Ave in Palos Heights, IL. We will then reverse the route and return to Oak Lawn.
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Oak Park

Contact: Donna Oswald   <--Send email
Distance: 15 mi.
Notes: Meet outside Wheel & Sprocket at 1118 Westgate Street. Rally up starting at 6:30, we roll at 7. Helmets required, lights encouraged as we will likely be returning after dark. Family friendly. Ride will be approximately 15 miles in length at ~ 10-12 mph. As in previous years we will be cycling through Oak Park, Forest Park, Berwyn & Riverside to solemnly visit sites where cyclists have lost their lives, laying a remembrance at each site in honor of the deceased cyclist.
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Ottawa

Contact: Starved Rock Cycling   <--Send email
Distance: 6 Miles
Notes: Starved Rock Cycling invites the public who bicycle to take to the streets in Ottawa, IL, leaving from the Thornton Park parking lot off of Lafayette Street and Boyce, 1455 West Lafayette Street, Ottawa, IL, in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. This is a very slow ride 8 MPH. Ride will leave promptly at 7pm, rain or shine, please be ready lineup by 6:45pm. Free high vis T-shirt will be available for 1st time riders while sizes and supply lasts.

The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 10 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride
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Peoria

Contact: Evan Stumpges   <--Send email
Distance: <4 miles
Notes: On Wednesday, May 15th, Peoria-area cyclists will meet at Tower Park in Peoria Heights. We will gather at 6:30 p.m. to prepare for the ride. The ride will begin promptly at 7 o’clock following a welcome briefing and advocate statements.
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Quincy

Contact: Laura Sievert    <--Send email
Distance: 5 mi.
Notes: The shorter Ride of Silence is followed by regular weekly rides. From Quincu Bike Club. Starting location is Madison Park
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Rock Island

Contact: Deb Mathais   <--Send email
Distance: 8-9 mi.
Notes: For Ride details, please go to the Quad Cities Bicycle Club's event calendar here, thanks:

https://qcbc.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=505193&item_id=1014490
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Springfield

Contact: Scott Sievers   <--Send email
Distance: 10 miles
Notes: Please email organizer for ride details, thanks.
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Urbana

Contact: Susan Jones   <--Send email
Distance: 8.1 miles
Notes: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29921108 is a probable route (going by shops and restaurants but not on the busiest streets); feel free to just join us for a piece of it if that works for you. Veobikes are an option if you don't have a bicycle handy.
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