THE 2013 RIDE OF SILENCE -- CONCLUDED

IN MIAMI - THE 2013 RIDE OF SILENCE PROCESSION BEGAN AT MIAMI SCIENCE MUSEUM ON MAY 15TH AT 7:00 PM, AND WAS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY EVERGLADES BICYCLE CLUB, MIAMI SCIENCE MUSEUM, AND THE CYCLING COMMUNITY



Video: Published on May 20, 2013 by Florida Bicycle Lawyer who are proud to support the 2013 Ride of Silence in Miami, Florida. The ride honors those injured or killed in bike accidents with motorists in South Florida.. Thank you Florida Bicycle Lawyer for sharing this on YouTube.


In remembrance of fallen cyclists and to bring awareness to bicycling safety, the Ride of Silence is a worldwide event held annually.  This year’s Miami version of the Ride of Silence was held in the month of May with 200-300 riders in attendance.  We organized in the parking lot of Miami Science Museum in Coconut Grove and opened with a passionate speech from ride organizer Maria Luisa Hoover, with other speakers voicing their plea for bike safety.



The route started south on South Bayshore Drive to City Hall, doubling back north up to the Brickell area, and safely back to the Science Museum.  The 10 mile route concluded with no incident, and in a surprisingly calm and orderly fashion.  Without a police escort, our ride marshals, led by Board member Rick Smit, provided directions, corked the intersections, and were sweepers for the slowest riders.

EBC is proud to support this ride as part of our increased focus on bicycle advocacy.  We thank Maria Luisa for her tireless efforts in organizing this ride each year and for her commitment to bike safety.  We also thank the Miami Science Museum for allowing the use of their property to stage the event, and a special thanks to all the patient drivers out there who stopped and waited for our group to pass even though they had the green light!



Photo: With Maria Luisa (on left) Aaron Cohen's widow (on right), Patty, spoke to the group and thanked them for riding in support.


In Maria Luisa'a words..."WE can unite in a peaceful and organized fashion, work together and demand what is our right….. a safer Miami Dade County!! And a safer world!!! Remember without all of US….WE have no voice and there would have been no Ride of Silence Miami 2013.


ONE DAY…ONE TIME… WORLDWIDE…our silence has spoken louder than any words could have!!! Until next year...


EACH and every one of you can do your part TODAY….sign and forward the petition. Here's a link to the petition in support of enacting the law to discourage LSA and to protect vulnerable road users: https://www.change.org/petitions/the-florida-legislature-enact-the-aaron-cohen-law-todiscourage-leaving-the-scene-of-an-accident"


Read Maria Luisa and Mike's thank you letter to all who participated and our efforts to help make a difference.




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