The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks participating 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.
More details can be found on the Ride of Silence website.
Sun Prairie Moves first participated in the Ride of Silence in 2019 honoring and remembering Sun Prairie resident Annie Rubens who was killed in a biking accident the previous summer. That event started from the Prairie Athletic Club on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30pm. Participants were asked to wear white shirts as they ride an 11mi loop thru Sun Prairie that started and ended at the Prairie Athletic Club. More information on that event can be found on the Facebook event – Ride of Silence.
Do to Covid restrictions in 2020, we asked riders to participate in a virtual ride on May 20th.
The 2021 Ride of Silence is scheduled for Wednesday, May 19th, at 7pm. Due to continued Covid restrictions, we are again asking riders to participate in a virtual ride.