Ride of Silence

1.29.2010

 

Ride, Captain, Ride!




16 WEEKS TO GO
Ride, Captain, Ride!

One of the dreams I had about the R of S was being able to visit and ride at the different sites each year.
One step closer this year will be attending the Michigan Bike Summit and meeting with two board members who reside in Michigan: Mark Hagar and Tim Potter. We’re asking The Ride of Silence board and individual Michigan riders to sponsor the trip. (The R of S makes no money.) Here’s the web site info on it: (http://www.lmb.org/index.php/events/mi-bike-summit.html)
I went to Charlotte, NC in 2008 where I met board members Mike Stieglitz and Michael Gibbons. Email and even phone conferences are nice, but it’s even better putting a face with the name, and discussing things in person, with immediate responses.
I was in Florida’s panhandle last Sept (2009) but never met up with organizer from Pensacola. (Can’t remember his name…)
Ideally, I’d like to keep this going in other parts of the country and world to help us all feel connected, which we are in this cause for safer roads and longevity while riding.
There is a pay pal account set up to assist this Michigan trip, March 26-28. If you can help, that would be great. The account is:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=K834MWTZ289Z2

We have some good news and great news to report.
The good news is the doctor who was found guilty of purposely slamming on his brakes in front of a cycling pack has been prosecuted. The great news is there’s now a federal ban on texting while driving commercial motor vehicles. This second piece will make it safer on the road for ALL road users; everyone will benefit.

Last, I want to remind all (anyone) thinking of hosting a Ride Of Silence (it’s quite easy) this coming May 19, get on the R of S web site (http://www.rideofsilence.org/) and register your ride. Even if you’re the only person expected to show up at this time. Once it’s registered, others will see it and come out. FIRST, put the ride out there. The sooner, the better. Times-a-wasting!!!

Chris Phelan, Founder
The Ride Of Silence
http://www.rideofsilence.org/
Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 7 PM
One day. One time. World Wide.
Let the silence roar.



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