Ride of Silence to roll through Penfield on Wednesday | Events
On Wednesday, approximately 100 cyclists will take part in the Ride of Silence as part of National Bike Safety Month.
Now in its eighth year, the event aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and government officials that cyclists have a legal right to public roadways.
Cyclists will take to the roads in a slow, silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.
The Monroe County ride is 10 miles long, and starts at the Penfield town Highway Department lot, will consist of cyclists from the Greater Rochester area.
Andrew R Stewart, Rochester Bicycling Club member at large, will lead the riders along a predetermined route through the township of Penfield, starting and finishing at the Highway Department parking lot on Jackson Road, across from Veteran's Memorial Park. A motorcycle escort, by Karwowski Escort Service, will provide safe escort for the participants. The Monroe County Sheriff, Zone A, will be present at the start.
The event starts at 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday at the Penfield Highway Department parking lot on Jackson Road, just North of Atlantic Ave.
A brief ceremony remembering family and loved ones who lost their lives while riding their bicycles, will be held, followed by ride protocol and safety instructions. The ride will return to the parking lot and finish around 8 p.m.