Ride of Silence...

News & Media

A couple riders in the E. Lansing, MI/USA event (2009) sharing the silence.A couple riders (Oren and Anne) in the E. Lansing, MI/USA event (2009) sharing the silence (photo by Tim Potter, E. Lansing organizer). Many more photos & videos from the 2009 events can be viewed by using our Event Report tool.

2011 Highlights

  • Total 2011 Riders: 12033

    - Number of Locations Reporting in: 150 (out of 319 known locations) 47% (as of Dec. 4, 2011)

  •  Letter of endorsement/ support from the Senator of Rhode Island.  This is a good example of a support letter for other organizers to consider.

  • The official 2011 Ride of Silence poster for events anywhere on the globe is here for downloading and localizing (courtesy of our Hong Kong organizer, Martin Turner and Kong of Kongnection Graphics Limited).  Print instructions are here and one more file referenced in the instructions is here.

  • A small group of RoS organizers and supporters met on Wed. (Mar. 9) evening during the Natl. Bike Summit in Wash. DC (Mar. 7 - 11).  Here's some pics from our gathering. Consider getting together with your fellow RoS organizers in your state/ region to share ideas, encourage each other, etc.

  • Jeff Stephens, our Columbus, OH organizer since 2006, (who attended our RoS gathering noted above) was featured in the League of American Bicyclists' blog about his delegation's successful lobbying action during the Natl. Bike Summit.

  • Ride of Silence Midwest Organizer's Planning Camp
    The attendees of the Ride of Silence Midwest Organizer Camp
  • The Ride of Silence Midwest Organizer Camp was held in Arlington Hts., IL, on Jan. 15, 2011 with 13 organizers from around the midwest.  It was a great opportunity to meet some fellow RoS organizers and share ideas. Meeting notes are here (Word format file). Here are some pics from the event; and here's segment 1 & segment 2 of the video archives from the event if you'd like to watch some of the action.

    Ride of Silence on Social Media:
  • Join other RoS organizers and supporters on Facebook here
  • Subscribe to the RoS Organizers Google Group to share ideas, ask questions, etc.

2010 Highlights

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2009 Highlights


2009 Resource Additions


2008 Highlights

  • Total Riders (based on 36% of events reporting): 8,050
  • Estimated 22,500 riders attended over 300 rides worldwide
  • 2008 Ride Event Report (PDF; as of 12/08) - 1.6 mb
  • 2008 Ride Event Report (Word file; as of 4/09) 5.2 mb
  • Lots of videos, photos
  • Safe Cycling Resources
  • Catalonia logo
  • Portuguese poem
  • Italian poem
  • Spanish logo, poem
  • Memoriam info. on a Google map here.
  • Memoriam Powerpoint slideshow - for pre or post-event viewings.