The eleventh annual Grand Rapids Ride of Silence is a five-mile ride beginning and ending at 6th Street Bridge Park.
The ride starts promptly at 7 pm, but please arrive no later than 6:30 pm for staging and announcements.
Helmets are mandatory. Lights highly recommended, but not required. Black and red arm bands will be provided. Riders are asked to obey traffic laws and signals, ride no more than two abreast, ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride.
There are no sponsors and 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 also is a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured while cycling.
The Grand Rapids Ride of Silence is an event of the worldwide Ride of Silence held on the third Wednesday in May every year.