Ride of Silence is held during National Bike Week. It is an annual event observed worldwide honoring those who have been injured or killed 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. When a cyclist comes in contact with a motorized vehicle, the motorized vehicle always wins.
Clermont is hosting its 8th Annual Ride of Silence in honor of Harry Nickel and Brent McLarty, two men who loved to cycle and were hit and killed by distracted drivers.
Join cyclists on May 15th at Clermont Waterfront Park at 7 pm and ride in a silent 8 mile, slow-paced ride around Lake Minneola.
Cyclists are asked to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride.