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Ride of Silence

Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Harrisburg Capital

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Diane Dankman - Riley
Ride Leader
a) Ride Leader Assigned
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
International 2023 Ride of Silence 21st Anniversary

Wednesday, May 17th depart 7:00 PM for Harrisburg, PA Capital Steps
Arrive 6:00- 6:45 PM Rain date: Saturday, May 20th 10:00 am

Meet: Parking lot behind Armed Forces Reserve Center on Green St/ Graham Street 2900 block, look for signs Harrisburg, PA 17110

Join Cyclists worldwide in a silent slow – paced ride in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. We need to raise awareness that we are here and to ask that we all share the road. We will ride 2.5 miles from the parking lot to the Harrisburg Capital Steps , escorted by the Harrisburg Fire Department . White bicycles are placed to represent the counties in Pennsylvania and locations where a cyclist was fatally killed in a crash in 2022. 15 bicycles will represent the individuals, two women from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, included among them. A single red bicycle represents the hundreds of cyclists injured while riding on Pennsylvania roadways. A short program , placing of flowers at the white bikes and private moments of silence and reflections.

We ride in silence
Everyone is invited to ride. Helmets required. Please wear a black and /or red armband in solidarity for the loss of cyclists and those who have been injured. (easily made from a piece of cloth or sock )

We welcome non riders to meet us at the Capitol steps.
There is no cost, fund raising or sponsors. We are being endorsed by Pedego of Harrisburg who is helping with some of the out-of-pocket expenses. They bear NO responsibility for the ride. By endorsing it, they are simply stating they believe in the message.

Every ride is a reward, but not everyone arrives home safely. As we enter into the spring/summer months, let all of us, whether you ride a bike or drive a c