Ride of Silence aims to honor and raise awareness

by Public Information Office | May 17, 2016

McAllen-  The Run, Ride and Share campaign is organizing the National Ride of Silence along McAllen roadways on Wednesday, May 18, at 6 p.m and wheels down at 7 pm. The group is meeting at The Monitor’s parking lot at 1400 E. Nolana Avenue in McAllen. Last year no cyclists were killed on the Upper Valley streets. This ride aims to raise awareness.

All cyclists are welcomed to ride and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured on South Texas roads. Organizers ask that you bring a helmet, water and lights to participate.  

The Ride of Silence is held in May, National Bike Month. The local ride will start with speakers, announcements, and a prayer at 6 p.m. at The Monitor parking lot.  The route is 13 miles long and incorporates two ghost bike sites. The pair of ghost bikes that will be visited in the 13 mile loop are in honor of Roy Carlson and Matthew Scott Yaeger who were killed while riding their bikes. 

WHO:  Bicycle Riders

WHAT:  Ride of Silence in McAllen

WHEN: Wednesday, May 18, 6 p.m.

WHERE: The Monitor, parking lot 1400 E. Nolana Ave.

For more information on the national ride of silence please visit their website at www.rideofsilence.org or find them on Facebook at Run Ride and Share.