19 May, 2010

Ride of Silence

That is today. The day we Ride in Silence in remembrance of those of us who have been stuck down while riding a bicycle. All over USA, there will be Rides of Silence, look for those in your city. For us in LA, this year it's in Santa Monica and here's the details from the Ride Leaders:

What: Santa Monica Ride of Silence
Where: Predator Cycling, 2834 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, Ca 90404
When: May 19th, Ride @ 7pm
If you plan on going, please join the Event on Facebook.
We trying to use that to get an estimate of how many people will be coming. Thanks!

We'll be meeting/starting at Predator Cycling (www.predatorcycling.com) in Santa Monica. The shop is located in a small industrial business complex on the corner of Stewart and Colorado. The ride will begin at 7:00 p.m. sharp, so get there early, and enjoy some great company and a wonderful cycling atmosphere. We will not exceed a pace of 12MPH...this is to ensure that the ENTIRE group stays together, and we all have an enjoyable riding experience.

The ride will take us west along Colorado Ave., then south on Main St. all the way to the Windward Circle in Venice...we'll then retrace the route back, and meet back at Predator Cycling to enjoy a *Giro di Italia and *Tour of California viewing party.

Here's a map of the course

The route is approximately 10 miles total, and there are no hills to worry about! The entire route is also double-lanes the entire way, so we shouldn't have any problems with flow-of-traffic. However, all cyclists must stay in the far right lane, and leave the left lane open for motor vehicles.

On this ride not only we be remembering all those who lost their lives/we injured by motorists, but we'll also be honoring Jorge Alvadrado, who was tragically hit and killed on the morning of April 9th, 2010 by an 18 year old motorist who racing his friends.

Ride of Silence

-Sean Martin

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