Skip to Content

Colorado Springs Cycling Club hosts ‘Ride of Silence’

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) - Cyclists across Colorado Springs are coming together today for the city's first-ever Ride of Silence.

The worldwide event takes place every May 15th to shed light on cyclists who have been injured or killed on public roadways.

Cyclists of all types will join in front of Colorado Springs City Hall to ride 9 miles throughout the city, silently.

The Colorado Springs Cycling Club is hosting the ride to raise awareness about the legal rights of cyclists who share the road with drivers. 

The director of the cycling club, Rich Heitman, says he was personally moved to organize this saying, "Every year it's done in memory originally for a rider from Texas who was killed in an accident with the motor vehicle. I've actually been in two accidents with motor vehicles and, you know, part of what I try to do, too, as a rider is constantly be aware of what's going on around me on our rides."

Under Colorado law, three-feet must remain between a motor vehicle and any cyclist.

As riders come together for a silent procession, the intent is to honor people injured or killed by a motor vehicle.

For the Ride of Silence, participants will wear a red or black armband. Red represents that they're honoring someone injured in a crash with a car and black if they know someone killed in a crash. 

Anyone interested is invited to join tonight's free ride that starts at 7 p.m.

A police escort will lead and trail the nine-mile ride with speeds of no more than 12 miles per hour, all in complete silence.

Article Topic Follows: News

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Paige Reynolds

Paige is a reporter and weekend morning anchor for KRDO NewsChannel 13. Learn more about her here.


KRDO NewsChannel 13 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content