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To HONOR those who have been injured or killed
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Rides in FULLERTON. HUNTINGTON BEACH, IRVINE,  ORANGE , SANTA ANA



 

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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


FULLERTON
  Where: Fullerton Downtown Plaza; Fullerton Museum Center Plaza
100 block of E. Wilshire Ave. between Harbor Blvd. and N. Pomona Ave
Route: Flat less than 10 mile loop around Fullerton to CSUF & back; on-street & bike lanes:
Route sheets will be available at the start/finish location or in advance by emailing the organizer.


Joel Maus bikefullerton@gmail.com

HUNTINGTON BEACH
Where: City Hall - Main @ Yorktown
This ride is hosted by OC Velo.

Route:
10.1 mile loop  https://ridewithgps.com/events/29732-2017-ride-of-silence
HELMETS REQUIRED  for ALL

Todd Miliam tmillam@me.com

IRVINE
 Where:
Irvine Civic Center (Harvard and Barranca)
 Route: Flat 10 mile loop around Irvine; on-street bike lanes and off street bike way:

There will be speakers from the local cycling community that will address the group before the ride.
HELMETS REQUIRED  for ALL


Irvine's Police Department has been asked to provide bicycle and motorcycle
support in escorting again for the ride.

Randy Profetta randy@trailsendcc.com


ORANGE
  Where: Meet at Civic Center; 300 E Chapman
Route:
9 miles from City Hall  http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11546274

The Kiwanis Club of Orange is supporting the ride again this year 
Kiwanis

Orange Cycle will be on hand to safety check bicycles


see FaceBook for updates at https://www.facebook.com/RideofSilenceOrangeCA?fref=ts
Mike Alverez alv360@aol.com


"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


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 o rolling march...


HELMETS - CVC 21212
Helmets are required in California by all riders and passengers under 18.

Helmets are strongly recommended for all riders.
Some Rides of Silence locations will 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...)


Bicyclists who have died in
OC
streets since the last Ride of Silence...
(see count by Calendar Year here)

John Smith, 56 (Sep 27, Orange) Incident Coverage Incident Coverage
Gary Thomsen, 78 (Sep 26, Irvine)
Incident Coverage
Bihn Ngo, 41 (Sep 13, Fountain Valley)Incident Coverage Incident Coverage
Jose Vasquez-Perez, 41 (Jul 15, Newport Beach)Incident Coverage
Eliseo Benitez-Quiroz, 71 (Jul 3, Garden Grove)Incident Coverage

May 2017's list of 8
Encarnacion Salazar Munoz, 52 (Mar 19, Anaheim)Incident Coverage
David Garcia, 42 (Mar 13, La Palma)
Incident CoverageIncident Coverage ?
Paul Hurst, 38 (Jan 18, Stanton) Incident Coverage Incident Coverage
-2016-
Gilbert Gutierrez, 32 (Oct 28, Costa Mesa) 3
Deborah Gresham, 44 (Oct 14, Stanton)Incident Coverage  Incident Coverage Incident Coverage
Jonathan Petsas, 19 (Sep 30, Placentia)Incident Coverage
Jorge Leyva, 42 (May 29, Anaheim)Incident Coverage
Brock McCann, 8 (May 25, Newport Beach)Incident Coverage

May 2016's list of
15
Becky Sheehan, 35 (March 17, Buena Park)
Ricardo Aguilar, 44 (March 12, Santa Ana) Incident Coverage?
Thuc Van Nguyen, 71 (January 25, Santa Ana)Incident CoverageIncident Coverage?
Angel Preciado, 52 (January 12, (2/15) Yorba Linda) 2,3?
-2015-
Kevin Jiang, 9 (November 20, 2015, Irvine) 2,3
Valente Vasquez, 29 (October 17, Huntington Beach)  1
Kathleen Walker,37 (September 27, Orange) Incident Coverage 2,3,
Rafael Romo, 51 (September 14, Placentia) Incident Coverage 3
Nadia Silva, 31 (September 10, Huntington Beach) Incident Coverage ?1?3?
Jonathon Wilson, 23 (August 2, Newport Beach) Incident Coverage 1b,4
Man from Victorville, 58 (July 14, Garden Grove) Incident Coverage3
Priscilla Vallejo, 13 (July 13, Santa Ana) Incident Coverage2
Suzi Ramage,& dog Sonny,55 (June 23, Garden Grove) Incident Coverage?1 !
Jorge Covarrubias, 40  (June 16, Stanton) Incident Coverage3,?4 !!
Michiko Day, 66 (May 30, 2015, Laguna Hills) Incident Coverage2,5
4x1, 3x2, 3x3, 4x4, 1x5, 4x?, 2x*, 1x! Drunk, 1x!! Hit&Run


May 2015's list of
13
Robert Horton, 62 (May 4, 2015, Santa Ana) 2?
Timothy Binau, 41 (April 1, 2015, Anaheim) 1, 3?
-2014-
Vihn Tran, 36 (December 27, 2014 Fountain Valley)  1 ! 
Cesar Labastida
, 74 (November 15, Laguna Woods)  1,3?
Hassan Davoodiaria, 69 (November 15, Santa Ana)  2
Daniella Palacios, 44 (November 1, Anaheim)   1,3? !!
Shaun Eagleson, 30 ( October 19, Newport Coast) 
1 !!
William Rowland, 61 (September 5, Huntington Beach)Incident Coverage 3?
Michael Bastien, 55 (September 1, Huntington Beach)Incident Coverage 1 !!
Artemio Ortiz, 56 (August 1, Orange)
3
Rafael Correa, 19 (July 5, Fullerton) Incident Coverage 2,5
John Colvin, 55 (June 17, Laguna Beach) 1 !!
Jordan Ames, 21
(May 30, 2014, Santa Ana)
3
7x1, 3x2, 6x3, 1x4, 4x?, 1x*, 1x! Drunk, 4x!! Hit&Run


May 2014's list of 17

Haitham Gamal, 39 (May 6, 2014, Dana Point)2?
Kathy Sieberhein, 44 (April 16, Huntington Beach)
Geneveve Hall, 34 (April 6, Huntington Beach)
Sean Severson, 15 (March 21, Fountain Valley)
Alfanso Franco, 52 (Feb 20, Santa Ana)
  Matthew Liechty, 37 (Feb 19, Huntington Beach)
Joey Robinson, 21
(Feb 2, 2014 Orange) 1 !!

-2013-
Pete Tomaino, 82
(Dec 24, 2013 Laguna Hills)
1
Paul Lin, 41
(Nov 6, Newport Beach)

Michelle Lounsbury, 44 (Nov 4, Costa Mesa)
Manuel Morales Rodriguez, 19 (Oct 30, Anaheim) 1? ?
Debra Deem, 58 (Aug 27, Newport Beach)
Alberto Ramos, 40 (July 20, Stanton)
Richard Paine, 19 (July 11, Fullerton)
James Waller, 53 (June 28, Irvine/Laguna Beach)
Chelsea Kashergen, 22 (June 20, Fullerton) 
Susan Stripko, 56 (June 2,2013 Huntington Beach)

"Victim Blaming" is a counterproductive impulse, but there may be aspects we can pull from reports that give clues a Savvy Cyclist can learn from to reducing risks in traffic.

1: Edge riding - shoulder riding- Bike Lane users; Rear ended
1a: Doored  1b: Hit parked car
2: Bikeway or side walk or Cross walk to Road conflicts
3: Failure to follow Rules of the Road / CVC / Control Device
 
: Missing legal lights & reflectors in dark
4: Solo crash in road - not traffic related

!: Drunk / Impaired Driver
!! Hit & Run motorist
5: Questionable road design hazards

If we have missed anyone,
please let us know of any other Riders killed 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 May 4, 2017