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Orange County      

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, 2019

   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

Confirmed for 2019:

City of Fullerton
  Where: Fullerton Downtown Plaza; Fullerton Museum Center Plaza
100 block of E. Wilshire Ave. between Harbor Blvd. and N. Pomona Ave
Route: Flat 12.4 mile loop around Fullerton to CSUF & back; on-street & bike lanes:

Joel Maus bikefullerton@gmail.com

City of Orange
Where: Orange Civic Center; Parking lot at Almond &  Center
Route: Flat 9 mile loop across Orange then down Santiago Creek bike path & back;
on-street & bike lanes:

See https://www.facebook.com/events/425072894926309/

The Kiwanis Club of Orange is the lead sponsor, along with the City of Orange
Mike Alverez  alv360@aol.com

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:

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...

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 are required in California by all riders and passengers under 18.

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

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
streets since the last Ride of Silence...
(see count by Calendar Year here)

17 so far...
   all in traffic
Jaxon Ortiz, 8 (May 13, Ladera Ranch) Incident Coverage
Mike Alcaraz, 60 (May 5, Santa Ana)
Raymond Macdonald, 33  (Mar 30, Huntington Beach)
Incident Coverage
Michael Tomlinson, 51 (Jan 30, Aliso Viejo)  Incident Coverage Incident Coverage Incident Coverage
Paul Smith, 64  (Jan 11, Seal Beach) Incident Coverage
Chandler Espinoza, 25
(Dec 15, Died Jan 1, Rancho Santa Margarita)
Incident Coverage
Leslie Valdovinos, 33 (Dec 5, Santa Ana)
Charles Kam, 78 (Nov 20, Huntington Beach)
Incident Coverage
Konghao Wei, 19 (Nov 13, Irvine)
Mike Kreza, 44 (Nov 3 - died Nov 5, Mission Viejo)
Incident Coverage
Richard Mulfania Jr., 48 (Oct 21, Huntington Beach)
Raymond William Jaso, 52
(Oct 8, Buena Park)
Incident Coverage
Tam Nguyen, 79 (Oct 8, Stanton) Incident Coverage
Terri Ames, 54  (Aug 9, Cypress)
Incident Coverage
Jesus Romero, 17 (July 20, Santa Ana)
Arthur Kendrick, 84 (June 25, Lake Forest)
Alexander Russell, 32 (Jun 8, Garden Grove)

May 2018's list of 8
John Dolan  (Apr 26, Orange) Incident Coverage FB 3
Jesus Cruiz-Ramirez, 38  (Mar 22, Santa Ana) Incident Coverage
Thomas Bucsko, 64 (Mar 21, San Juan Capistrano)
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
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
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?
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
Robert Horton, 62 (May 4, 2015, Santa Ana) 2?
Timothy Binau, 41 (April 1, 2015, Anaheim) 1, 3?
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)
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)
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 !!

Pete Tomaino, 82
(Dec 24, 2013 Laguna Hills)
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...
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Updated Nov 23, 2018