Ride of Silence

On the third Wednesday of May, at 7 PM local around the world, cyclists take to the roads in silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while riding on public roadways. The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph for no longer than an hour, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road, and remain silent during the ride. The ride hopes to raise cycling awareness among motorists, police, traffic engineers, insurance companies, and city officials as we show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.Great Plains Bicycling Club participates in the Ride of Silence each year. We ride especially to remember Nebraska cyclists and cyclists with Nebraska connections who have been killed or injured while cycling.

The 2018 Ride of Silence begins at 7 PM, Wednesday May 16th.

The 2018 Ride of Silence will start at Lincoln Children’s zoo. Ride the Billy Wolff trail north to UNL Devaney Center, then to Charleston St. Take Haymarket Bridge to 8th St. Stay on 8th St until we hit Plum St. Turn east on Plum St, then turn north on 11th St. Stay on 11th to Lincoln Mall, east on Lincoln Mall to the steps of the Nebraska Capitol Building. There we can stop for a photo, then proceed north on 14th to N St. Take N St back east to antelope trail, then south to the Zoo again. 11 miles round trip.

For information about the worldwide Ride of Silence, see the Ride of Silence website.

In Memorium

Randy Gibson, Lincoln, 23 September 2017
Pat Steiner, Columbus, 17 April 2017
Larry Lienemann, Lincoln, 21 May 2015
David A. Zech, Douglas, 16 April 2015
Dr. Douglas Dalke, Roca, 22 September 2014
Jim Johnston, Omaha, 12 March 2014
Larry Paul Ebmeier, Alpine, TX, 6 October 2011
Lanny Criswell, Chappel, 30 March 2010
Myles Davis, Jr., Lincoln, 6 April 2009
Richard Germain, Lincoln, 11 June 2006
Arthur Bandars, retired police sergeant, Lincoln, 31 May 2006
Rodney Oestreicher, Kearney, 4 November 2005
James Derr, Lincoln, 29 April 2003
Timothy Helms, Lincoln, 13 November 2001
Matthew Brown, age 11, Plano, Texas, 1998
Jean Dockhorn, 17 May 1996
Dennis Sypal, Lincoln, 17 August 1989
Shanda Dixon, age 11, Lincoln, 4 April 1986