YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.


Wed May 17 2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


On the Steps of the Historical Society in the East Village area
Des Moines, IA




Distance - 5 miles

UPDATE: May 17th 4:40pm - due to severe weather we are cancelling thr event. We'll try for next Wednesday. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: May 16th - Watch our Facebook event for weather updates.

2017 marks the 13th year that we have been hosting a Ride of Silence in Des Moines.

Join cyclists nationwide in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on America's public roadways. 6:30 pm -7:00 pm - various speakers and crowd participation to share why they come to the Ride of Silence and for who. Ride starts at 7:00 pm sharp. Check out the 2008 Ride of Silence Video

Why does this ride exist?

  1. To HONOR those who have been injured or killed
  2. To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
  3. To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD

THE RIDE OF SILENCE WILL NOT BE QUIET On May 17th, the Ride of Silence will roll across the country, starting at 7:00 pm. Over 370+ U.S.locations in all 50 states and 52 other countries in all 7 continents will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.

We'll ride a slow 10-12 mph or less.

Iowa "Ride of Silence" Statistics

Please review for a list of present and past cyclists we have called out before each ride.

See someone NOT on the list? - Please email and we will add them to the list ASAP!


Pretty similar route to 2016. VIEW ROUTE

Ride goes through downtown Des Moines, through Court Ave and up around the State Capitol Complex where a group photo will be taken. The route will end at the State Capitol Complex this year. We will have one re-grouping point near the red bridge.


On the Steps of the Historical Society in the East Village area

600 E Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50309



None for this event.

Just show up a bit early to hear a shout-out for those on the list this year (pay respect).


Who Posted

  • Posted Oct 30, 2016 by bikeiowa
  • Modified May 17, 2017 by Bikeiowa
  • Recap Posted May 17, 2017



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