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Ride Of Silence

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Joliet Memorial Stadium
3000 W Jefferson St
Joliet, IL  60435
C2 - Average speed 9 - 11 mph
Registration is not Required

14th Annual Ride of Silence in memory of Jan Briese.

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For Immediate Release 2019 Ride of Silence,
Joliet Illinois Joliet

Illinois will be participating in the Ride of Silence, honoring the memory of Jan Briese. In May of 2005, while leading her Thursday morning Joliet Bicycle Club ride as she had for the past 12+ years, Jan was struck and killed by 88 year old motorist, John G. Feely of Palos Heights.

Please join cyclists worldwide in a silent, slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph) at this memorial for all fallen cyclists who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. Last year the Ride of Silence took place in 373 cities (including cities in 47 US states) in 20 countries on 7 continents. (see Ride of Silence/event locations for other locations).

Ride of Silence, Joliet, IL
Date: May 15, 2019
Time: 6:45 P.M. line up; 7:00 P.M. prompt ride begins
Where: Memorial Stadium, 3000 W. Jefferson Street (Rt. 52) Distance: 9 miles

For more information, contact Sara Jo Briese,, 815-715- 2851
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Started in 2003, the RIDE OF SILENCE WILL NOT BE SILENT and exists:
To HONOR cyclists who have been injured or killed
To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD

On May 15, the Ride of Silence will begin at 7:00 P.M. in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor fallen cyclists. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes is not aware of the cyclists themselves.

The Ride of Silence is a free ride. There is no brochure, no sponsor, no registration fee and no t-shirt. The ride, which is being held during Bike Safety 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 those who have been killed or injured.