As the saying goes "The Ride of Silence Will Not Be Quiet" and it will be heard in silence right here in Abilene on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023 at 7:00 PM. The Ride of Silence will begin its journey at McMurray University and travel quietly through the street of Abilene.

This National event has grown so much that it now takes place worldwide. This event all began in 2003 when Chris Phelan organized the first Ride of Silence in Dallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing city bus and was killed. Today this event has grown and has come to unite the globe like nothing before.

Cyclists will take to the road in a silent ride to honor the cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists. However, motorists all too often are not aware of these rights and are sometimes not even aware of the cyclist themselves.

While the Ride of Silence doesn't have an actual set length to it, organizers say it's a short ride. The main focus is to raise awareness among all motorists and remind one another that we must all share the road.

The ride is free and anyone over the age of 14 can participate. Everyone meets at McMurry Univesity.

The most important part is, that it doesn't have to be national bicycle month for all of us to remember to share the road from bicycles to motorcycles to vehicles of all sizes, we must all remember to share the road and be kind to one another.

To sign up, participate, or learn more go to as seen in the video below.

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