The Ride of Silence will begin at the East Center May 21, with organizers hoping for at least 100 cyclists for this year's event. Last year's ride was well supported with nearly 80 riders taking part.
The annual free ride, one of hundreds held across the U.S. and internationally, is to honor injured or fallen cyclists, raise awareness to the existence of bicyclists and ask that all share the road.
The ride will progress at a slow and comfortable pace, single file with no talking, for about seven miles through Green Valley.
Green Valley and Sahuarita were affected by a tragic biking accident just last year, when 19-year-old Sahuarita graduate Albert Rich was killed on his bike in Tucson. An average of 20 cyclists are killed each year on Arizona roads.