Cancelled: Ride of Silence-Chattanooga
About this ride:
Restrooms Available At Start: Yes
Store/Restroom Stop: No
Ride Leader: Tony Perri
Ride Leader Phone #: 423-987-4925
Ride Leader Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Details of Ride: Finley Stadium - north parking lot
1826 Carter St
Chattanooga, TN 37408
Approx. Length of Ride: 10-15 miles
Avg. Speeds of Ride: 9-10 mph
Additional Ride Info:
UPDATE MAY 16TH: Due to some scheduling conflicts, we are cancelling the Ride of Silence ride scheduled for the coming weekend. Thank you to all who lent hands trying to organize this event this year. We are sorry we could not pull it off for 2017. For more information on Ride of Silence please visit http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php.
Please meet at the north parking lot at Finley Stadium at 9:30am to sign in. Be prepared to ride at 10:00am
The Ride of Silence is a free ride, hosted in cities worldwide, that aims to inform motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride also honors those who have been killed or injured. Chattanooga’s ROS started as a tribute to David Meek who was struck by a vehicle and killed as he commuted to work in 2009.
This is a “silent” ride and is intended to be solemn. We are paying respect to the fallen and people are encouraged to remain silent for the ride, except for safety communications such as “slowing,” “stopping,’ etc….
Participants of all ages ad cycling levels are invited to participate, whether CBC members or not. Participants should arrive at 6:30 to sign in and be ready to go at 7. Helmets are required.
We will be escorted by the Chattanooga Police Dept, and the route will be through main streets in Chattanooga and possibly through St. Elmo. Ride route to be determined by CPD. A few CPD officers will also cycle with us.
The ride’s purpose is to raise awareness that:
- Bicycles are vehicles, designed to co-exist with motorists on all roads. We are asking that both SHARE THE ROAD.
- There is a 3-Foot law in most states including TN, GA and AL. Motorists are required by law to give cyclists 3 feet of space when passing. If a car is oncoming, the CYCLIST has the right of way and the motorist is to wait to pass until the right of way is clear.
- Bicycles are vehicles and as such, cyclists need to obey the rules of the road – stop at stop signs and red lights. Signal when stopping or turning. Stay as far right as possible and if in a group, RIDE SINGLE FILE.
Link to the ROS website: http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php