Networking with Bike Shops and Ride Leaders is vital. This is a very grassroots effort.

2017 Planning Meeting

posted May 25, 2016, 10:53 PM by J. Steve Mayo   [ updated May 25, 2016, 11:26 PM ]

    You! Cycling and non-cycling volunteers are all welcome!
    A gathering to dream up and plan the best possible individual+group experience
    Wednesday June 22nd, 2016, from 11:00am to 12:30pm
    Thrive Cafe, 1026 NE 65th St, Seattle, WA 98115
    Open 9AM to 9PM, so arrive early if you like!
    To help plan & build & generate Seattle's 2017 Ride of Silence

2014 Community & Media Coverage

posted May 25, 2016, 10:36 PM by J. Steve Mayo

A big Hat Tip (HT) to all the people who helped get the word out. Please add link you've found as a comment (login required) or email us and we'll add it here.

Here's what we found.

lots of tweets...

and for good measure... (nice 2009 article)

and some ride listings...

Site Updates

posted May 23, 2014, 3:18 AM by J. Steve Mayo

Looking to 2015, created the new perpetual calendar to remember 44 fallen cyclists and added it to The Details page, updated Past & Proposed Routes, counters, and created the new Bike Shops map.

Governor's "Ride of Silence" Proclamation

posted May 13, 2014, 7:29 AM by J. Steve Mayo

Awesome! May this acknowledgement inspire you to participate in your local Ride of Silence, or to gather a few friends to create your ride. Declare it! Thanks Gov. Inslee!

2012 Media / Coverage / Photos

posted May 20, 2012, 11:12 PM by J. Steve Mayo   [ updated May 20, 2012, 11:15 PM ]

online articles/mentions/blogs

Ballard News Tribune

main stream media (msm) / tv / radio / print

Seattle PI


coming soon...

24 hours to go...

posted May 15, 2012, 6:33 PM by J. Steve Mayo   [ updated May 15, 2012, 6:36 PM ]

I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed and very much looking forward to Seattle's Ride of Silence tomorrow. At 5pm today I had a 30-min call with Ed White (King5 reporter) and John Duggan (Bike Attorney) -- a surprize call, and very welcome.

I'll admit I've been helping with the global movement more than the local ride. Seems a few more helping hands are always needed. So many great ideas came up, so let's not forget them for next year. 

For the here and now, we will be asking for ride marshals to help steward the herd of cyclists (not more than 2-abreast please) along our route. Depending on the numbers/interest, the social afterwards will be in Eastlake and/or Fremont.

An amazing global effect: 300+ Rides Mapped Worldwide. See you at Gasworks at 6:30pm tomorrow.

2011 Ride Report

posted May 29, 2011, 6:56 PM by J. Steve Mayo

( All ride reports can be viewed at )


Seattle, 27 Riders

Lawful road use. No permits required. No police presence. 65F blue skies. Regrouped at halfway point, City Hall. Social afterwards with a few. Good feedback from participants.

Laura said afterwards, "I've always been afraid to ride downtown, but you made it feel safer in a group. Thanks, I'll help next year."

We don't seek special treatment/protection in Seattle, just the same rights and respect using our roads. Traffic lights do break up our ride, and that's just fine. We stay slow, regroup as we can, especially at City Hall this year.

Past, present, and future routes to consider:

Looking forward to creating a great team of volunteers, hold several [fun!] meetings, and have an awesome Ride in 2012.

Both KING5 and KOMO4 were at the start, KOMO4 interviewed me. Not sure if anything aired yet. Other news often trumps RoS. Having inner tube armbands on everyone was a big hit.

Having signage on riders is vital and we'll ensure that next year. Maybe piper, maybe horn player.

Event Photos:

2011 Route

posted May 17, 2011, 8:53 PM by J. Steve Mayo   [ updated May 18, 2011, 2:57 AM ]

We'll be following the same route as taken in 2010 (Plan "A" in Map Projectnot pictured below).

Final Route: A turn-by-turn map link:

The Google Map Project - Proposed 2011 and all previous routes.

Here are just three of the many possible future routes. Your comments are most welcome below or in the discussion group (link at the left).

Saving Daylight / Safer Rides

posted May 13, 2011, 9:36 PM by J. Steve Mayo

To support a safer ride home afterwards, the ride will depart from Gas Works Park @ 6:30pm, not 7pm, as previously announced:

6pm Meet Up @ GWP, 6:30pm START , 7pm City Hall, 8pm aftercare-socials (Eastlake and Fremont)

City of Seattle Special Events Committee and the Parks Department have given their AOK for this minor adjustment to the schedule.

This has our downtown ride passing by City Hall around 7pm. We will be riding at the same time as every other Ride of Silence in our time zone. We ride in spirit with them as they ride along with us, to honor cyclists who rode before us.

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