China 2017 highlights video
The WHO Global Status Report On Road Safety 2015: Road traffic accidents caused more than 1.25 million deaths and more than 20-50 million injuries each year; Road traffic deaths among cyclists are 50,000.

In 2017, with the initiative and support of Green Bike-Transit, there were nearly 30 cities in Mainland China which organized Ride of Silence events. Nearly 3,000 cyclists participated in these events and all called for improved bike safety by asking for a safe-passing distance of 1.5 meters and to share the road safely with everyone by our collective mourning and bicycling slowly in silence.  Courtesy:  Yan Audax of Green Bike Transit.  Learn more here

The 2017 Ride of Silence
390 Locations World Wide
50 U.S. States
22 Countries
7 Continents
0 Words Spoken
A Million Powerful Memories

2018 - Our 16th Anniversary Year!

When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM

(ALWAYS the 3rd Wednesday in May; S. Hemisphere and recommended rain date/ time:
Sat. May 19th, 2018, 10:00 AM - ALWAYS the following Saturday)

WHERE: Hundreds of locations world wide

Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph/20kph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.


  • To HONOR those who have been injured or killed
  • To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
  • To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD


On May 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will traverse and unite the globe as nothing before it. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.

In 2003,Chris Phelan organized the first Ride of Silence in Dallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed. (Read the full history here...)

The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. There are no registration fees.  The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.

Please check the resources on this site. If there is a Ride of Silence in your area, we encourage you to join them. If there is not a ride planned in your area, please consider adding your city to the ever-growing list of sites. To get information on how to organize and host a Ride of Silence, please click here; you might also want to look at our FAQ.

The necessary expenses the Ride of Silence has to incur are met by supportive volunteers and donations.