With so much going on over the next several days - Bike to Work Week continues, Bike to Work Pit Stop in Claremont, Bike After Work Get-Together with PVBC, both on Thursday, El Roble Bike Marathon, Thursday and Friday, Tour of California, Stage 6 on Friday, Stage 7 on Saturday, and Cycle Claremont on Sunday, I overlooked one of the most important of all - The Ride of Silence. The most local ride for us in Claremont is the one in Rancho Cucamonga. Hosted by Cycling Connection the ride will depart from It's a Grind at 6:00 Wednesday evening (corner Baseline & Day Creek). Everyone riding is asked to be there by 5:30. Extra work has gone in to securing escort from the City of Rancho Cucamonga Police Department for this year's ride. If you have to leave work a little early, and are able to, this is an important one to make. Ridden in memory of our fellow cyclists who have been killed on roadways around the world, as well as to raise awareness of cyclists rights, this is a non-competitive ride with speeds below 12mph.
"On May 16, 2012 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves." from the Ride of Silence website