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Michigan Rides of Silence 2019

Tonight, multiple communities in Michigan will join in the Ride of Silence, an annual ride that happens around the world to honor people who have been killed or injured while riding a bicycle on a public highway or road.  Additionally, the Ride of Silence is intended to serve as a reminder, or raise awareness, of the presence of bicycles and the right of bicyclists to use public roadways.

All rides follow the Ride of Silence format, which means that the pace will be no faster than 12 mph, participants are required to wear helmets, and all riders must remain silent throughout the ride.  Local rides participating in the international Ride of Silence include:

Ann Arbor:

Kerry Town Farmers Market

315 Detroit St.

Ann Arbor, MI  48104

Ride begins at 7:00 p.m.

 

Battle Creek:

Willard Beach

50 George B. Pl.

Battle Creek, MI 49015

Ride begins at 7:00 p.m.

Meet/Register at 6:30 p.m.

 

Cadillac:

Rotary Pavilion at Cadillac Commons

190 W. Cass St.

Cadillac, MI  49601

Ride begins at 7:00 p.m.

 

Detroit:

Tech Town Parking Lot

Woodward Ave. at Amsterdam

Detroit, MI 48202

Ride begins at 7:00 p.m.

 

Grand Rapids:

Sixth Street Bridge Park

647 Monroe Ave., N.W.

Grand Rapids, MI  49503

Ride begins at 7:00 p.m.

Meet/Register at 6:30 p.m.

Post-Ride: Creston Brewery

 

Harbor Springs:

Harbormaster/City Parking Lot

250 E. Bay St.

Harbor Springs, MI  49740

Ride begins at 7:00 p.m.

Meet/Register at 6:30 p.m.

 

Lake Orion:

Woodside Bible Church

2500 Josyln Rd.

Lake Orion, MI  48360

Ride begins at 7:00 p.m.

 

Lansing/East Lansing:

Wells Hall – Michigan State University

619 Red Cedar Rd.

East Lansing, MI 48824

Ride begins at 6:30 p.m.

Meet/Register at 6:00 p.m.

Post-Ride:  Lansing Brewing Company

 

Lapeer:

Picnic Shelter – Downtown Lapeer

287 W. Nepessing St.

Lapeer, MI  48446

Lenawee County:

Adrian District Library

143 E. Maumee St.

Adrian, MI  49221

Ride begins at 7:00 p.m.

Meet/Registration: 6:30 p.m.

 

Macomb County:

Macomb Bike & Fitness

28411 Schoenherr Rd.

Warren, MI 48088

Ride begins at 7:00 p.m.

Marshall:

Brooks Memorial Fountain

323 W. Michigan Ave.

Marshall, MI  49068

Meet/Registration at 6:15 p.m.

 

Traverse City:

Depot Parking Lot

642 Railroad Pl.

Traverse City, MI 49686

Ride begins at 7:00 p.m.

Meet/Registration at 6:30 p.m.

 

Ypsilanti:

Recreation Park – Rutherford Pool Parking Lot

1117 S. Congress St.

Ypsilanti, MI  48197

Ride begins at 7:00 p.m.

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