Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ride of Silence 9am Sunday 24 May 2009

*** Ride of Silence 9am Sunday 24 May 2009 ***
Centennial Park, Tooke St Cooks Hill

A worldwide memorial ride to honour the memory of cyclists killed while riding their bicycles.

Meet at Centennial Park,
Tooke St
Cooks Hill at 9am. A safe, gentle-paced ride through to Adamstown and joining the Fernleigh track. Continuing to Whitebridge and making its way back to Centennial Park.

Join other concerned cyclists in simultaneous rides in other Australian cities and over 250 cities worldwide.

For Ride of Silence information go to:

“People who chose to participate in this ride voluntarily assume the risks inherent with riding a bicycle in close proximity to vehicles on public roads and other surfaces that may contain hazards. This is a risk warning for the purpose of the Civil Liability Act. There is no public liability insurance. So, if you ride, ride carefully! ”.

Riding tips:
● Ride in respectful silence
● Wear black armbands to honour those killed
● Ride two abreast, obey all traffic laws
● Ride slowly, no faster than 20km/h

The Ride of Silence is an apolitical, peaceful, memorial occasion to honour those who can no longer speak for themselves

There is no registration, no sponsors, no prizes, no fees and no insurance. This is a safe, responsible and mature response to the carnage on the roads we share with motor vehicles.

We shall not forget them

The worldwide Ride of Silence Takes place at 6pm on 21st May in the northern hemisphere. For safety and visibility this is not appropriate for Australia on a dark autumn evening.
Poster is at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Critical_Mass_Newcastle/files