Networking with Bike Shops and Ride Leaders is vital. This is a very grassroots effort.
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
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...
CarFreeDays.com (nice 2009 article)
and some ride listings...
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!
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.
( All ride reports can be viewed at www.RideofSilence.org )
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: http://goo.gl/Wnn28
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.
Discovered a Ride in Woodinville
We'll be following the same route as taken in 2010 (Plan "A" in Map Project, not pictured below).
Final Route: A turn-by-turn map link:
The Google Map Project - http://goo.gl/Wnn28 - 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).
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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