Sunday, May 9, 2010

ride of silence - wed may 19

From the contact person, Brian.

The Ride of Silence is a ride to honor & remember cyclists who have been hit by a motorist & were injured or killed as a result. Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. The ride is approximately 10 miles long. A motorcycle escort will be provided by city and county law enforcement. The ride begins at 7:00 p.m.

The ride begins and ends at the Keystone Trailhead parking area near 3600 Raynor Pkwy, Bellevue, NE (near Culvers). The ride proceeds east on Hwy 370, then north on Ft Crook Rd, then west on Cornhusker Road and south on 48th St back to the starting point. There is no registration or registration fee, just show up for and ride.

The Ride of Silence...

Tonight we number many but ride as one
In honor of those not with us, friends, mothers, fathers, sisters, sons
With helmets on tight and heads down low,
We ride in silence, cautious and slow
The wheels start spinning in the lead pack
But tonight we ride and no one attacks
The dark sunglasses cover our tears
Remembering those we held so dear
Tonight's ride is to make others aware
The road is there for all to share
To those not with us or by our side,
May God be your partner on your final ride

- Mike Murgas

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