Richmond Bicycle Ride of Silence

From richmondbpac.org:

Second Annual Richmond Ride of Silence

A somber, slow & quiet ride to honor those who have been seriously hurt or killed while bicycling in Richmond.The ride will traverse areas that the City of Richmond is planning to improve in order to be safer for cyclists.

Held during the week following Bike to Work Day during National Bike Month, the Ride of Silence aims to raise awareness in motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways.

Bicyclists are asked to travel no faster than 12 miles an hour, observe the rules of the road, and remain largely siilent. Helmets are required. Uniformed bicycle officers from the Richmond Police Department will be escorting the ride.

The Route – please check back for possible route changes closer to the ride

Click on the map to enlarge the map.   Note: The numbered circles are mile markers including the pre-ride from Catahoula to City Hall, an easy 9 miles.ROS12

Partial Ride Schedule:
4:30 pml pre-ride convergence at Catahoula Cafe parking lot.  Tim will leave the parking lot open if needed until we return. We will ride to City Hall via 33rd and Barrett where we will spend a moment to silently honor cyclist Juan Godinez Garcia who was slain by a motorist on that corner on 4/11/2012.

5:00 pm Official Start and Ceremony at the architectural award-winning renovated Richmond City Hall, 450 Civic Center Plaza. Richmond, CA  94804

Distance:  From City Hall to the Pt. Richmond bronze Indian statue and back is an easy 5 mile ride. Joining the pre-ride and post-ride to and from Catahoula Cafe extends the distance to an easy 9 total miles.

The Inner Circle Ride

The inner circle for city officials is 1.75 flat miles. Click on the map to enlarge:ROS 12

Of note: There are many watering-holes and restaurants in Pt. Richmond, and there is fresh organic food available at the Farmers’ Market which is open till 7 p.m. .  In addtion, Richmond Spokes Bicycle Shop and Lounge, which is re-opening on May 1st, has invited riders to a post-ride decompress and celebration. Details will be distributed to riders during the ride.

The ride will be escorted by bike-riding officers from the Richmond Police bicycle squad.

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