On Wednesday, May 17, Cherry Capital Cycling Club is participating in The Ride of Silence. The annual worldwide event honors the lives of cyclists who have been killed or injured while biking on public roads and aims to bring awareness to cyclists, motorists, police, and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to use to public roads, and should be able to do so safely. In 2016, 445 rides were held in all 50 states, 48 countries and 7 continents.

The Ride of Silence is open to anyone who loves to cycle and wants to raise awareness for biking safety. The ride aims to ensure cyclists exercise their legal right to access public roads in a respectful and safe manner by requiring all participants to wear helmets during the event and to ride at speeds that do not exceed 12 mph. All rules of the road must be followed by cyclists participating in the ride. Meet at Depot Parking Lot (642 Railroad Place, Traverse City) at 5:30 p.m. The ride begins at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Skip Miller at (703) 595-8145.

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