“Tonight we number many but ride as one. ..."
The annual Ride of Silence will be held beginning at 7 p.m. May 16, 2018, at Pybus Public Market, 7 N. Worthen St., in Wenatchee. Prior to the ride, the ceremony Ed Farrar will remember family and friends who have been lost or injured while riding their bicycles.
Wenatchee Valley Velo Club is again the local organizer of this international event, now in its 16th year.
This free ride asks participants to move no faster than 10 mph and to remain silent during the procession — all as a way to honor those who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways, and to raise awareness that cyclists have a legal right to public roadways. Many motorists are not aware that bicyclists are legally required to ride in the streets and roads, and not on sidewalks.
In the United States, the ride is held during National Bike Safety Month.
This year's Wenatchee event is expected to attract more than 100 cyclists, who will follow a ride leader on the route through the community and then back to Pybus Market, returning at approximately 7:45 p.m.
After the ride, cyclists are invited to share stories of remembrance at Wenatchee Valley Brewing.
This event is offered in partnership with Wenatchee Valley Velo, Wenatchee Valley Brewing, Arlberg Sports, and Biosports Physical Therapy.