According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 840 cyclists were killed in the U.S. in 2016. In recent years, the Prescott area lost Amber “Cricket” Harrington, a student at Prescott College, local cycling enthusiast, Steve Walters, and last September, community volunteer Valerie Jean Creek. Valerie was struck by a van while riding with her son. This is in addition to many serious cyclist/motorist injuries.
Please join us May 16th @5:30pm at the SE corner of the Courthouse Square for the Ride of Silence™. This will be Prescott’s 3rd annual event, held in unison with the 16th annual worldwide event. Last year, the worldwide event saw over 40,000 riders participate in 295 cities.
The Ride of Silence is a silent procession that helps honor those killed or injured while riding public roadways and raises awareness for cycling safety. The Tour ride will be short (approx. 8 miles), slow-paced (no faster than 12mph), and escorted by Prescott Police Department Bike Patrol. A family-friendly, Parade ride will remain in the downtown area. For more information about the local event, contact [email protected] or for the worldwide event, visit www.rideofsilence.org.