Wednesday, May 18, 2022

2022 Ride of Silence

The Ride of Silence is an international event that happens in multiple cities on the same day. It honors and pays tribute to cyclists who were killed by motor vehicle drivers. The Walnut Creek version had its first one today, organized by the Benicia Bicycle Club. There were a few hiccups but it was a nice memorial. It was billed as essentially a two-wheeled funeral procession. 

There were some memorial speeches describing each of the four victims being honored. Then there was supposed to be no talking for the 8-mile, slow ride through town.

There were about 100 riders of all kinds, doing our thing, because we all know what we don't want to say out loud.

I'm not sure how long this will stay up - but the local NBC affiliate did a story on Mr. Knapp's wife and her recent advocacy:  NBC Bay Area

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