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To HONOR those who have been injured or killed
To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD


Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2025

   Time: 6:30-8:30pm (Gather at 6 - Ride at 7 pm)

"Think Globally - Act Locally"
Consider coordinating a ride in your town town to get seen by more people
in more neighborhoods, and make it easier to get more riders to participate,
without creating even more vehicle traffic crossing OC to get to a Ride of Silece!
Contact us for help & being listed here:
Help in coordinating is offered here:
http://www.rideofsilence.org/resources.php


To date we have not been made aware
of any Ride of Silence in Orange County

 

At 7 pm Local Time we will join other communities across the planet in having
 a unique ride which will bring increased awareness to the streets of our home towns -
focusing on the numbers of cyclists who are killed and injured
by motorists who do not safely share the road.

Riders will gather at 6 & assemble about 6:30
then cue up for a 7 pm slow paced, single file, silent commemoration
to the riders who are no longer with us,
especially those who were disabled or killed in traffic.

A pack of single file - silent riders - pacing out for 8 to 10 miles...
we will share this hour with each other, and know that thousands across
the planet will also have marked the hour in their own time zone;
but also raise awareness among the many local motorists
who will be witnesses of our sombre parade.
It will be a dusk ride, Sun set is at just before 8;
so wear your reflective & HiVis day glow,
& have plenty of reflectors & lights...

LIGHTS AND REFLECTORS - CVC 21201(d)
In case you don't know, California law requires bicycles to have lights
& reflectors after dusk - even on bike ways and sidewalks
.
Many run extra lights for safety and
especially this night to draw even more attention to our rolling march...




HELMETS - CVC 21212
Helmets are required in California by all riders and passengers under 18
and on anyone operating a Type 3 28 mph eBike.

Helmets are strongly recommended for all riders.
Some Rides of Silence locations do require helmets for ALL riders.

ARM BANDS
Optional tradition: Many  wear an arm band; Black in solidarity -
or Red if you have been injured in an incident with a motorist.
(Inexpensive head / wrist band sets or cut up tube socks work well...)


No Bicyclist has died (that we know of*) in
OC
since the last May Ride of Silence...


May 2024's list of 10...
all in traffic
Antonio Huerta; 52 (May 13, hit May 12, Fountain Valley) H&RIncident CoverageIncident Coverage
Ruben Perez; 45 (April 25, Fullerton)  Incident Coverage
David Olmos, 18 (Mar 7, Huntington Beach) Incident Coverage
Mei Lan Tsai, 57? (Feb 29, Westminster) Incident Coverage
Zachary Slipp, 43 (Feb 17, Santa Ana) Incident Coverage
-2023-
Charlie Chen, 68 (Nov 21, Foumtain Valley) Incident Coverage
Wayne Pinto, 73 (Oct 19, Orange) Incident Coverage
Jonathan Gala, 47 (Oct 7, Laguna Beach) Incident Coverage
Steven Gonzales, 70 (Sep 10, Huntington Beach)H&RIncident Coverage
Sara Wheaton, 49 (Jun 11, Lake Forest) Incident Coverage
(see count by Calendar Year here)

-H & R- = Hit and Run motorist




* If we have missed anyone, PLEASE let us know
of any other cyclists killed while cycling in Orange County traffic

Many others have been injured or disabled by incidents in traffic...

Please let us know of any other Rides of Silence
in Orange County so we can add them here
and send us comments & photos if you ride or see us...


Please bring friends & family out to participate
in these events for all of Orange County...
& Join the
ORANGE COUNTY BICYCLE COALITION
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SHARE THE ROAD

 

Updated Nov 23, 2018