The Bellevue Bicycle Club has been conducting the annual Ride of Silence for more than a dozen Years.

The ROS is to bring awareness to motorists of the need to give people riding bicycles their attention and space. More state require motorists to give at least 3 feet of space between the vehicle and anyone riding a bike on the road.

In addition it is imperative that motorists avoid stopping in crosswalks, and also look BOTH ways when stopped at any intersection. This is especially true when turning right at a stop light or sign for anyone coming from the drivers right. Most often drivers only look left to see oncoming vehicles and when it is clear.

The International Ride of Silence is observed the third Wednesday of May at 7 pm local time. It is to honor those cyclists that have been injured or killed by a motor vehicle while riding a bike. Mike McGee, VP of the Bellevue Bicycle Club talks about the 2023 ROS on May 17th.

You can find out more information about the ride and register to be a part of it on the BBC website: