Greetings from Austin my DC Tri friends! I got an email this afternoon from a contact at Yield 2 Life (Y2L) who asked that I pass info on the upcoming Ride of Silence to DC Tri. Y2L is professional cyclist Dave Zabriskie's non-profit and they are engaged in an awareness campaign to promote positive attitudes toward cyclists and replace any hostility that exists between motorists and cyclists with understanding, respect, and appreciation for all life on the road.
That said, here is the email I received regarding the upcoming Ride of Silence:
We hope this finds you well. We have an exciting opportunity coming up next month to raise awareness of bicycle safety. We have been in contact with the Blue Suit Pacers, the local organizers of a national event - The Ride of Silence. It is on May 19, 2010 at 7PM. It will start at Haines Point in East Potomac Park.
It is a silent escorted ride to raise awareness and remember those injured or killed in cycling accidents. We would like to ask you to spread the word of this event to as many folks as you possibly can. Right now, they have about 30 people registered. We think we can get many more supporters with all of the contacts we have with the local bicycling and triathlon organizations.
We are obtaining print material which we will be distributing to local bike shops and other places to try and increase interest in this event. We have never done one but have heard it is quite an experience.
Registration information is below. We are attaching the flyer for additional information or visit the website, rideofsilence. org. In addition to as many riders as possible they are still in search of some volunteers to help out as well.
Thanks for your support in advance and we hope to see you there.
Joe and Jen DeLorenzo
http://www.bikereg. com/events/ register. asp?eventid= 9767 or contact BlueSuitPacers@ gmail.com
PS: FYI, the link didn't work so I went to bikereg.com and did a search for 'ride of silence' which pulled up the registration page.
Just need to take the spaces out.
Active link is here