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CANCELED 6:00 PM 2023 RIDE OF SILENCE
Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 6:00 PM
Parking lot adjacent to San Jose, one block north of Baymeadows
3827 San Jose Park Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Registration is not Required
NFBC members only ride. Non-members may test 3 NFBC rides before joining. You must sign the ride waiver to participate in the ride and to earn club points and mileage. There will be a Safety Briefing Meeting 10 minutes before the start of the ride. Please arrive at the starting point early enough to get set up before the pre-ride meeting. Helmets required on all NFBC rides.
THE 2023 RIDE OF SILENCE
Mark your calendar, for the evening Wednesday, May 17, 2023 for the 21st annual Ride of Silence. This is a worldwide ride made up of many locations that will honor and pay respect to the hundreds of cyclists that are killed or injured each year. Nationally, it is organized by The RIDE OF SILENCE ORGANIZATION. In Jacksonville, it is being organized by the North Florida Bicycle Club.
The ride exists to:
* To HONOR those who have been injured or killed
* To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
* To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD
If you have never been a part of a Ride of Silence, please make it part of your list of things to do in 2023. Bring your NFBC member and non-member friends.
The ride is free. Helmets must be worn and because it is an evening ride, front and back lights are required There is no registration. All you have to do is show up and sign the NFBC ride waiver. The ride is a funeral-type procession, we will ride in a group at a pace all can maintain.
The short 7 mile route will follow San Jose Blvd North to Nathan Krestul Park (La Vaca Rd and San Jose Blvd). There, we will have a brief ceremony to honor those killed in a cycling/motorist accident. The ride then returns to our starting point. Please arrive early so that we can roll out on time.
Cyclists will ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways.
Visit the external link below for more information.
Ride of Silence
THIS RIDE COUNTS FOR CLUB POINTS AND MILEAGE