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Annual Ride of Silence

Wednesday May 15, 2024 6:30 PM

Meet at 6:30 pm
Program/Announcements at 6:45 pm
Ride Departs 7:00 pm

Location: Bell Tower Shops

Bell Tower Parking Lot
13499 S. Cleveland Ave.
Fort Myers, Florida

N.B. There is always a possibility of rain in Florida this time of year,
so if there is a need to cancel, a decision will be
made by 5:00PM on May 15th & posted to Facebook, so check before you arrive.
CRBC Ride Group - Facebook

In front of the theater

Please check-in when you arrive and sign the required waiver.
To save time, please print & sign your waiver before the ride.
2024 Waiver - Ride of Silence

Join us starting at 6:45 with a short program/announcements and
a reading of the RIDE OF SILENCE poem.
7:00 PM ride departs with LCSO escort.

Immediately following the reading CYCLISTS will remain silent as they follow the determined route.

Cyclists will ride in a silent, funeral-style procession escorted by Lee County Sheriff's Officers at 10-12 mph for 6 miles to honor those who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.

RidewithGPS Route link
2023 ROS Route - PDF

The Ride of Silence...

Tonight we number many but ride as one
In honor of those not with us, friends, mothers, fathers, sisters, sons
With helmets on tight and heads down low,
We ride in silence, cautious and slow
The wheels start spinning in the lead pack
But tonight we ride and no one attacks
The dark sunglasses cover our tears
Remembering those we held so dear
Tonight's ride is to make others aware
The road is there for all to share
To those not with us or by our side,
May God be your partner on your final ride

- Mike Murgas

Marcha en Silencio...

Somos muchos esta noche, pero marchamos como un solo hombre
en honor de padres, madres, amigos o hijos que ya no tienen nombre...
Con el casco bien calado y la cabeza agachada
marchamos en silencio, prudente la mirada.
En cabeza oigo ruedas su recorrido comenzar,
pero hoy solo marchamos, nadie quiere atacar.
Disimulan nuestras lágrimas las gafas oscuras
recordando nuestros seres queridos con ternura.
La marcha de esta noche es para otros advertir
que las carreteras son y están para compartir.
Para aquellos que con nosotros ya no están:
¡que Dios les acompañe en la marcha final!.

- Mike Murgas
Traducción: Claudia Tarozzi Sirola

The Ride of Silence is a global event that takes place every May in 48 Countries, 7 Continents and 50 US States (plus Washington DC). 

Riders are requested to wear black arm bands if they know someone who has been killed (red if they have personally been 
injured in a cycling versus motor vehicle accident.)

Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 6:30 PM
Bell Tower Shops parking lot
13499 S Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers, FL  33912

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
CRBC Special Ride
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only