Bicycle Club of Irvine
City of IRVINE, Orange County, California
To HONOR those who have been injured or killed
To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD
OCW's Charlie Irwin presides
Irvine Council Member Sukhee Kang addresses the riders
Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Time: 6-8pm (Ride at 6:30 pm)
Where: Irvine Civic Center
In IRVINE - Orange County California
Route: Flat 9.7 mile loop around Irvine; on-street bike lanes and off street bike path:
Repeat of the 2006 & 2007 route run East on Alton with several regroups then return on the
San Diego Creek path so we can fully regroup by the time we get back to the start.
(as we get closer we will know if teh path is open between Sand Canyon & Jeffrey)
Route Map & Route Sheet pdf
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.
at the flag poles in front of the Police Department
then cue up for a 6:30 pm slow paced, single file, silent commemoration
to the riders who are no longer with us,
especially those who were disabled or killed on the road.
Come over after work - there are facilities to change clothes for he ride.
we hope to share this hour with each other, pausing at 7pm along the way,
and know thousands across the planet will also have marked the hour;
but also raise awareness among the many Irvine motorists
who will be witnesses of our parade.
It will be a dusk ride, Sun set is at 7:53; so wear your reflective & HiVis day glow,
& have plenty of reflectors & lights...
In case you don't know, California law changed in January
and lights & reflectors are required on bikeways and sidewalks now,
so we are starting early to get everyone back by sunset .
Please wear an arm band; Black - or Red if you have been injured by a motorist.
Inexpensive head / wrist band sets or cut up tube socks work well.
Can't get to Irvine on time?
Check out Rides of Silence starting in
Garden Grove, Fullerton, Long Beach...
Updated April 14th, 2009