Posts tagged "2012 Ride of Silence"

Ride of Silence 2013 is tonight!

Ride of Silence 2013 is tonight!
It’s a gorgeous late spring day that promises ideal temperatures for an early evening ride. If you were already planning to get out and pedal, why not join tonight’s Ride of Silence? Chances are good that you will find a ride location close to where you live or work. There is no cost to participate.... Read more »

Two Days Left of Bike Month - Did You Ride as Much as You Wanted to?

It’s hard to believe that National Bike Month is drawing to an end in two days. With all of its official events – Bike to Work Day, Bike to School Day, Ride of Silence, Bike The Drive, Bike to Work Week – as well as the unofficial ones generated spontaneously by beautiful weekend weather, there... Read more »

Sixty Second Cycling: Bike to Work Day and Upcoming Events

Sixty Second Cycling: Bike to Work Day and Upcoming Events
Today is Bike to Work Day!  By the time you read this, you will already have ridden your bike to work, completely forgotten that you wanted to, or have long since dismissed it as a possibility.  No matter what worked out for you personally, take a moment to look around and notice if there are... Read more »
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Every Impression Matters: Reflecting on the Ride of Silence 2012

Every Impression Matters: Reflecting on the Ride of Silence 2012
Our little group gathered in a gravel parking lot near the entrance of the community sports complex in Crystal Lake Illinois.  The two dozen or so of us went unnoticed by the pilots of SUVs and minivans dropping their precious cargo at targeted playing fields. We gathered around our leader, Eberhard, listening carefully to our... Read more »

Tonight's Ride of Silence and Another Call for Action

Tonight's Ride of Silence and Another Call for Action
Tonight marks the 10th Annual Ride of Silence happening in communities throughout all 50 states and abroad.  I encourage ALL cyclists to make the effort to ride with us in honor of those who have fallen while silently demonstrating our right to share the road. I have written about the importance of the ride here... Read more »

Sixty Second Cycling: Weekend and More Bike Month Events!

Sixty Second Cycling: Weekend and More Bike Month Events!
The great events of National Bike Month just keep coming! Next week is Bike to Work Week while next Friday, May 18th, is the official National Bike to Work Day.  We Chicagoans can celebrate twice with our own Bike to Work Week June 9th through 15th featuring the ATA’s Bike Commuter Challenge. You can also... Read more »
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Reflections on The Ride Of Silence - Wednesday May 16th

Reflections on The Ride Of Silence - Wednesday May 16th
With the Ride Of Silence happening one week from today (Wednesday, May 16th), I thought I might share my experience from last year’s ride to gently persuade you to participate in this important event… It could have been just another evening group ride assembling at a local park.  But, it wasn’t. There was something in... Read more »

Fitness and Fun: Bicycling's Best Kept Secret

Fitness and Fun: Bicycling's Best Kept Secret
Have you ever noticed that you don’t see bicycles advertised on television? You’ll see ads for health clubs, home fitness equipment, and workout programs, but you won’t see a single commercial touting bicycling as a form of fitness.  Late night and early weekend hours are filled with infomercials making dubious claims about every 10-minute workout... Read more »

Sixty Second Cycling: Bike Month Events Galore!

Sixty Second Cycling: Bike Month Events Galore!
As National Bike Month shifts into high gear, there is no shortage of cycling events to kick off your riding season. Bike to School Day, May 9th.  As featured in yesterday’s post, this is the first ever Bike to School Day and your participation is required to help make it a success.  A great feature... Read more »
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Every Cyclist Should Set Aside May 16th for The Ride Of Silence

Every Cyclist Should Set Aside May 16th for The Ride Of Silence
What are you doing two weeks from today on Wednesday, May 16th, at 7pm? I will be joining thousands of cyclists worldwide as we take part in the 10th Annual Ride of Silence.  We would be honored to have you ride with us. There is no registration.  The ride is free.  Just show up at... Read more »