Ride of Silence



Crooked Tan Lines (CLT), 7/2/13, 6PM

Ride of Silence Founder Cross-Country Trip Starts in Everett July 6
By Barb Chamberlain | Published June 17, 2013

The founder of the worldwide Ride of Silence will be crossing the United States between July 6 and Aug 8. Chris Phelan will begin his journey in Everett, WA, July 6, and end in Williamsburg, VA, Aug 7.  He’ll be one of the participants in the PAC Tour Northern Transcontinental Cross Country.

He will be riding to raise awareness of the Ride of Silence and with hopes to meet as many ROS event organizers as possible. Because he needs to average 112 miles per day for 30 days, he realizes he may only get to shake a few hands and say thank you while guzzling a Gatorade in the shade at a 7-Eleven on a corner. But, to him, it will be worth it.

If you can visit him along this sojourn that will include Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and Virginia, please come out and cheer him on. Point him to your favorite pizza place. Buy him a beverage.

In Washington state at least three rides took place for 2013: Seattle, with 36 riders; Spokane, with 40; and Wenatchee, with 40. If your community participated and you haven’t reported it yet, let Chris know so he captures the full reach of the event.

Chris’s schedule is listed below with dates and cities that he should be passing through.  If you’d like to meet up with him send him an email to let him know; include the date and city so you can coordinate: Chris.Phelan@rideofsilence.org.

In Spokane, Ride of Silence organizer Roger Schramm is putting out the call to get local riders to meet Chris. Contact rogers@garcobuildings.com if you want to participate.

Dates and Cities List
Sun, Aug 4, Elkins, WV: Super-8 Elkins 304-636-6500
Mon, Aug 5, Harrisonburg, VA: Best Western Harrisonburg 540-433-6089
Tue, Aug 6, Ashland, VA: Hampton Inn Ashland 804-752-8444
Wed, Aug 7, Williamsburg, VA: Econo Lodge Inn and Suites 757-253-1663