On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 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 even aware of the cyclists themselves.
In 2003, Chris Phelan organized the first Ride of Silence in Dallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed. (For the complete story, go to rideofsilence.org.
The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. There are no sponsors and no registration fees. The ride, which is held during National Bike Month to raise the awareness of motorists, reminds police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.
GABA is once again proud to be an organizer of the Tucson event. We invite you to join us on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. We ask that you arrive no later than 5:30 p.m. so we can get everyone signed in and begin the pre-ride ceremonies.
We will be gathering at Reid Park, West Side, Ramada #19, near Country Club. Our ride will be a 10-mile route at a 10 mph pace. Along with other Ride of Silence rides across the country and globe, our ride will be silent. The ride leaves at 6 p.m. promptly with refreshments and fellowship following.
GABA Jerseys Are Back!
GABA has a newly designed jersey, with a lower-than-ever purchase price! The short sleeved jerseys, in sizes for both men and women, are full zip, club cut, and sell for only $35 + $2 tax!
These GABA jerseys are sold exclusively at the Loop Bike Shop. Owner, Michael Wilkinson, is ordering the jerseys in lots of 50, but the popularity of the jersey is causing it to sell quickly. So hurry in to get yours today!
(If you find that your size is already sold out, you can try on a Loop Bike Shop jersey for size, as they are made by the same manufacturer).
Michael will take pre-orders for the next order placed, and call you when they are in.
Start looking for this knock-out jersey on a ride near you!