Bike Friendly Windsor Essex (BFWE) is hosting the city’s second annual Ride of Silence. This will be a memorial ride dedicated to those who have been injured or killed while riding their bikes. Registration for the event is at 6pm, and the ride will commence at 7pm sharp.
Riders are invited to wear black arm bands in order to show support for friends and family who have suffered, and a red arm band if they themselves have been in an accident while riding. Helmets are required for this event and bright clothing is highly recommended for the ride home after. Bike lights are a mandatory safety feature for the ride home, as well.
A funeral hearse, donated by the Anderson and Walter D. Kelly Funeral Homes, will provide safe escort for the participants. A police escort will also be present during the entire ride around the downtown core.
There is no cost to participants and no pledges to be collected, but donations will be welcomed. Proceeds will go towards furthering BFWE’s goals of making Windsor-Essex a bike-friendly region, as well as helping the Downtown Mission continue their necessary service to Windsorites.