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ity 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

 Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

   Time: 6:30-8:30pm (Gather at 6 - Ride at 7 pm)
Irvine Civic Center
In IRVINE - Orange County - California
 Route: Flat 9.7 mile loop around Irvine; on-street bike lanes and off street bike way:
Repeat of the same route used since 2006; run East on Alton then return on the
San Diego Creek bike way so we can be fully regrouped by the time we get back to the start.

Route Map & Route Cue Sheet pdf

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 at Irvine's Civic Center
at the flag poles in front of the Police Department
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 on the road.
Come over after work - there are facilities to change clothes for he ride.
A pack of single file - silent riders - pacing out for almost 10 miles...
we hope to share this hour with each other, 
and know thousands across the planet will also have marked the hour;
but also raise awareness among the many local motorists
who will be witnesses of our parade.
It will be a dusk ride, Sun set is at ust before 8; so wear your reflective & HiVis day glow,
& have plenty of reflectors & lights...
In case you don't know, California law changed and lights
& reflectors are required after dusk - even on bike ways and sidewalks now

Please wear an arm band; Black in solidarity - or Red if you have been injured by a motorist.
(Inexpensive head / wrist band sets or cut up tube socks work well...)

 We invite all our fellow riders
including the members of the
Bicycle Club of Irvine
Orange County Wheelmen
OC Rebel Riders
Trail Angels
Warrior Society
Team In Training
SHARE Mountain Bike Club
3F Bike Club
Paramount, UCI, JAX, Two Wheels One Palnet, Santiago,
Rock N Road, ARB, VeloSport Cycling Teams
and all other area groups and riders welcome

Please join us in this event for all of Orange County...

Irvine Police Department participated
and provide support in escorting again for the ride.

If you can't make it to Irvine - there is also a Ride of Silence in San Clemente
Meet at 6:30 pm at the San Clemente North beach parking.
8 mile ride to Baby Beach in Dana Point and back.

Please let us know of any other Rides of Silence in Orange County


Updated June 1, 2012