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ABC Ride Of Silence 2018
'Rides of Silence' to honor accident victims, promote safe cycling
Each year, bicycle riders in the U.S. have been killed or injured while riding
on public roadways.
The Akron Bicycle Club (ABC) invites all bicyclists to participate in a slow-
paced bike ride in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on Wednesday, May
16, 2018 and in coordination with the World Wide National Ride of Silence (www.rideofsilence.org). The Akron
event will especially honor two of the club’s cyclists, Matt Billings and Jim
Lambert, who were both killed in an automobile/bicycle crash in September
As an international event, the Ride of Silence has taken place in various
locations across the globe since 2003. ABC will begin its Ride of Silence in
the Cuyahoga Valley National Park at Botzum parking lot, 2928 Riverview
Road, in Cuyahoga Falls. Cyclists will gather at 5:30 pm., and, after brief
remarks and safety reminders, at 6 p.m. riders will be led on a 7-mile route,
escorted by two Cuyahoga Falls patrol cars. The ride is intentionally solemn
and slow paced, with cyclists going no faster than 12 mph and participating
silently. In keeping with the importance of the occasion, other area cycling
groups are also welcome to participate.
Cyclists will have the option of continuing to ride after the ceremony,
although there will be no police escort. Ride sheets showing the extended
route will be provided after the formal ride.
Contact: Marilyn Shea-Stonum with the Akron Bicycle Club, for more information at (330) 618-8900.
All cyclists must wear bike
helmets, obey all traffic laws, and they may not use ear buds or cell phones
while participating in the ride.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 5:30 PM
Cuyahoga Valley National Park - Botzum Trailhead
2928 Riverview Rd
Akron, OH 44313
is not Required
All cyclists must wear bike helmets, obey all traffic laws, and please no use of ear buds or cell phones while riding.