Photo by Sven Eberlein
Join us this Wednesday, May 20, for the Ride of Silence, an annual event to remember those taken from us too soon while pedaling on San Francisco streets.
We will bike on the streets where fellow San Franciscans like Amelie Le Moullac, Cheng Jin Lai and Charles Vinson lost their lives — and we will show they are not forgotten. We will also ride to promote the rights of people biking and to shine a light on the need for safer streets. And finally, we will ride to remind the City the urgency of Vision Zero, San Francisco’s goal to eliminate all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2020.
People are gathering for this solemn, important event on Wednesday, May 20 at 6:00PM. After a short ceremony, the ride will start from the Sports Basement on Bryant Street at 7:00PM, then will cover the South of Market and Mission neighborhoods, ending at 14th Street and Folsom.
This ride will take place in cities around the world, echoing well beyond San Francisco’s city limits, as thousands of people join to show their solidarity with families and friends of those lost in traffic collisions.
Every year more and more people get around on two wheels, and your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition works to make sure they can do so safely. From advocating for a comprehensive network of protected bike lanes to working to eliminate all traffic deaths by 2024 through Vision Zero, safety is at the core of our mission.
Though we’ve made significant progress in making our streets safer; there’s more to do. At the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, we are working hard to make sure that soon no more names will be added to the list of people biking and walking in San Francisco who lost their lives doing so. Join us.