The Ride of Silence is a bike ride with the objective of making our roads safer in the future by remembering those who have been killed or injured as a result of crashes with motor vehicles.
This Wednesday cyclists will be gathering on State Street in Montpelier in front of the State House at 6:00 pm. Red and black armbands will be distributed and participants will be encouraged to wear them. We'll ride in respectful silence out to Middlesex and back on Route 2, a total of 12 miles.
In light of the recent tragedy involving the death of a local kindergardner, we hope that this ride will open motorists eyes to the fact that they share the road with cyclists. In the past few years here in Burlington there have been sereral hit and run inncidents with major injuries and many more avoidable collisions.