Ride to remember

Sunday, May 19, 2013
Kevin Duke

Photos by Kevin Duke and John Weakly

The RIDERS make their way south on Abrego Drive
with a motorcycle escort during Wednesday's Ride of Silence


The 10th Anniversary Ride of Silence took to the streets of Green Valley on Wednesday, with an estimated 75 riders participating in the annual ride to honor cyclists that have been killed or injured on the road. This was the eighth local ride, which was held in conjunction with more than 350 rides around the world, all taking place on Wednesday. The annual ride was started in Dallas in 2003 by a friend of a cyclist killed by the mirror of a passing bus and has grown to include rides in all 50 states and 26 countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, Romania, Cyprus, Spain and many others. 


Dick Baker picks out a Ride of Silence bracelet prior to Wednesday Night's ride through Green Valley

Members of the Sheriff’s Auxiliary Volunteers Bike Patrol got in some exercise while helping out with Wednesday’s Ride of Silence. They are (from left) Tony Simon, Robyn Gentry, Bill Hill, Ralph Atkins, Joanie Rogucki and James Ertle.