13th Annual Toledo Ride of Silence - May 18, 2022 - 6:30PM

Weather Update - May 18, 2PM:
We are a go for this evening! This is a rain-or-shine event and we will ride our contingency route (shorter) what will still take us by Ottawa Hills High School, Toledo Hospital and Ottawa Park. Based on current projections, the rain should be over just before 7PM...but it will be wet. Hope to see you tonight!

New: Press Release Download

Our 13th Annual Toledo Ride of Silence will be held on May 18 starting and ending at the University of Toledo Area 1 North located off Bancroft Street and North Towerview Blvd.  The ride will be slow-paced (12 mph Max.) covering ~8 miles.  We will be escorted by Toledo City Police, Ottawa Hills Police and UT Police on route.  Helmets are required. This event is free and open to the public.  No registration necessary.

We will depart promptly at 7PM so please arrive 6:30~6:45PM.  During the ride, we will pause at Ottawa Hills HS in memory of Dave Larabee, killed on his way home from work in 2005, Toledo Children's Hospital in memory of Dr. Stephen Snedden, killed while biking along River Road in Perrysburg Township, and Ottawa Park in honor of Dr. Robert Brundage

While we remember the 28 Ohio cyclists killed in 2021, there were three close to home: Robert Rausch, Dennis LooWinston Autry. We will also remember and honor John FlaminioRonald ChamberlainLewon TalleyDr. Mark WladeckiTom SantoroEric Ramlow, Douglas Kania, Sierah JoughinMatthew Billings, James LambertEmilee Gagnon, Harvey Bell III, Andy Gast, Mark Slupecki, Adam Little, Jimmy Hughey, Jeff Roth, Michel Kabwasa and others prior to the start of the ride.  This is a community event supported by the Maumee Valley AdventurersMaumee Valley Wheelmen, Toledo Bikes and Toledo Area Bicyclists.

For more details contact Keith Webb (keith@wearetraffic.org)  567-225-4032.

NEW STARTING LOCATION -- We are back to our original starting location at Towerview and Bancroft, Parking Area 1 North.

Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph) in  honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. There is no brochure, no sponsors and no registration fees.  The ride, which is held during Bike Safety month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. 

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Event flyers for distribution:
Event Flyer - 8.5" x 11" (Letter Size)