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  • Wed July 20 2016
  • Posted Jul 20, 2016

A “Mile of Silence” will be dedicated to the memory of those who sadly have been injured or killed while enjoying a bicycle ride. The “Mile of Silence” will take place between the towns of Malvern and Tabor along Noyes Avenue (County Road H40) between 300th Street and 290th Street.

RAGBRAI thanks the Ride of Silence Organization, the Iowa Bicycle Coalition and the Glenwood RIDE RIGHT Committee for the efforts to bring awareness to bicycle fatalities.

Read the rest of RAGBRAI's Mile of Silence post here.

There will be a Mile of Silence along the Wabash Trail that day too. Look for the signs.

and a BIKEIOWA Note...

BIKEIOWA organized the first Ride of Silence in Iowa in May 2005 and has been organizing an event in Des Moines and promoting the Ride of Silence statewide ever since. This year we took the 500+ person ride around the State Capital and stopped for a photo. See the powerful 80+ photos here and read the recap of who we rode for this year here. Each year the Ride of Silence is a powerful and emotional ride. There were eight Ride of Silence rides organized this year in Iowa.

BIKEIOWA tracks the Ride of Silence statistics at bikeiowa.com/RideOfSilence.

We are amazed and diosappointed that the state of Iowa is one of only 13 states that does not have enacted a safe-passing law. Yet we continue to lose cyclists each year to from vehicular crashes that leave many dead and hundreds injured each year.

The 'Mile of Silence' is a step in the right direction, but it won't get the safe passing law enacted. We need stronger focused advocacy efforts all year round to get this law passed.


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