Posted by Ryan in Action Alerts, Advocacy, Awareness, Education, Events, Fatality, Memorial Ride, Phoenix, Riding, Safety, Tempe
TBAG is partnering with the Not One More Foundation for the Ride of Honor and Cycling Rally. We’ll meet up at Tempe Beach Park at 9am on Saturday May 19th and ride to the State Capitol to show support for cycling and to honor riders who have been injured or killed.
Here is the event info from Not One More:
We invite all Arizona cyclists to join this rally in response to recent roadway incidents causing serious injury and death to cyclists.
Attend to support:
* Building Awareness for Cycling
* Promote sharing the road and safe cycling
* Show lawmakers that cycling is important to their constituents to pave the way for legislative change, including Distracted Driver statutes and Vulnerable User bills.
This is event is for cyclists of all types and skill levels. Local teams, groups and shops are organizing designated meet-up locations to ride together to the Rally.
This is a media event so wear your team kits with pride and – of course – model the safe, respectful cycling we know you practice.
Honor those fellow cyclists lost and injured on our roadways with your attendance. Hear from the families and survivors and have an opportunity to share your testimony. Join us in saying Not One More Cyclist need be injured or lost on Arizona roads!
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The event is the Ride of Silence in Mesa organized by Global Bikes. The ride is to mourn & honor those who’ve been injured or killed while cycling.
When: Wednesday May 16th, at 7:00PM.
Where: 845 N. Lindsay (NE corner Lindsay and Adobe) Mesa AZ 85213
RSVP on Meetup.com: http://www.meetup.com/Global-Bikes-Meetup/events/62804852/?a=socialmedia
Check out www.rideofsilence.org for information about this worldwide event.
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For those not familiar with the Ride of Silence, it is a global ride that takes place at 7:00pm (local time) on May 20th to honor bicyclists injured or killed while riding. Eric Hirning, a local cyclist, coordinated the first ride in Mesa/Tempe last year, there were about 75 riders. Eric is again coordinating the ride and has even secured a motorcycle escort which will be provided by volunteers from Phoenix Metro Traffic.
TBAG board members will be participating in the ride and also coordinating a ride from Tempe Beach Park to the start point (Alma School & Guadalupe, NW corner, Dairy Queen parking lot). It’s just under 10 miles so the plan is to leave TBP at 6pm sharp. The route for the Ride of Silence is simple. Head westbound on Guadalupe turning around at the entrance to Kiwanis Park and making our way back to the starting location. Riders are encouraged to wear black arm bands unless they’ve been injured in a car/bicycle collision and should then wear red. The speed is kept at 12mph and the ride is silent (no communication unless necessary for safety reasons).
If you plan on riding from Tempe Beach Park please be at the park entrance at Mill/Rio Salado by 6pm, otherwise meet at Alma School & Guadalupe in the Dairy Queen parking lot by 7pm.
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