Ride of Silence: Wed. May 18, 2022

A ceremonial vigil for victims of Central Ave. traffic violence, followed by a memorial bike ride.
Meet at 5:30 pm: Riders and non-riders gather at the parking lot of the Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 1580 Central Ave.
Pre-Ride Ceremony 5:45 to 6:45 pm consisting of a brief prayer service by Pastor Al Johnson of the host church; reading of the names of pedestrian, bicyclist, and motorist victims of Central Ave. traffic violence. Ceremony will be followed by a discussion of what is wrong with Central Ave., what has been done, and what might be done to save lives.
Ride of Silence 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM: Following the ceremony, a casual bike ride visiting three locations where cyclists lost their lives; then return to the Church. Distance of Ride: 9 Miles on secondary streets.

Helmets required, and signed waiver at the event.
Minimum age 12; riders under age 18 must be accompanied by adults.

Request Donations for Pine Grove UMC: Caring Cupboard Food Pantry (non-perishables) and/or Used Eyeglasses/Hearing Aids

Although reservations aren’t required, for planning purposes we appreciate if you RSVP to: albanybicyclecoalition@yahoo.com
to let us know you’re coming, and how many people are in your group.

History and Background
Ride of Silence official website
To HONOR those who have been injured or killed
To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD