Ride of Silence Follow-up

Tim Green walks a Ghost Bike after the Dallas Ride Of Silence line of 1500 cyclists, May 18

Yesterday, I received an e-newsletter from the Ride of Silence organizers reporting on this year’s event:

The Ride of Silence board would like to thank you for organizing an event this year. We hope you had favorable weather and a good turnout of bicyclists who, along with many bystanders and motorists, were positively impacted by the event. Since the event took place, we’ve received the following statistics:

Total 2011 Riders To Date: 8,153
Number of Locations Reporting in: 90 (out of 322 known locations, or only 28%)

(These numbers were copied from our online report viewing tool which allows anyone to learn about our events).

Thank you again. Have a great summer!
Ride of Silence Board

Next ride: May 16, 2012

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One day. One time. One world, world wide.
Let the silence roar…. The Ride of Silence

The 2011 Ride Of Silence
322 locations world wide
50 U.S. states
24 Countries
7 continents
0 words spoken
A million powerful memories

I regret that I did such a poor job as the ride coordinator in terms of promotion, raising awareness, and follow-up. I sincerely hope to invest more time and energy into next year’s ride. More importantly, though, I hope that we’ll all be more mindful of the things this ride stands for throughout the year. That said, it’s good to see the momentum building worldwide.

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One response to “Ride of Silence Follow-up

  1. don’t be so down on yourself. Look at all of the other locations that didn’t report back in. I wish I had had more time to get out and ride with you guys