Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ride of Silence

I read on Ride of Silence from Fakawi Tribe a day earlier.
The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. There is no brochure, no sponsors and no registration fees. The ride, which is held during Bike Safety month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for those who have been killed or injured.
excerpt from Ride of Silence

Pre-ride briefing by the organizer

Back here in Malaysia, this ride is organised by Massa Kritikal on 20th May 2009. 30 cyclists turned up last night at Central Market Annexe as early as 6:00pm. Ijam, cyclist buddy who I bumped into him recently at S.N. Samy was co-organizer of the event. Some familiar faces were Sufino, Toyol Pemalu and Azizan Fixie. Noted 3 female cyclists, 1 of them was on fixie (single speed, fixed gear).


Fixie cycle chick from PJ

The ride finally rolled at 8:00pm. It was slow and quiet ride heading Jalan Pudu, Jalan Imbi, Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Ampang (KLCC), Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan TAR, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Dang Wangi, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Pudu, Jalan Imbi, Jalan Tun Razak and a stopover for liquid break at 10:30pm. I splitted from there at 11:15pm heading home.

Checkout photos of the ride from my camera here

Addendum
27/5 - Write up on Ride of Silence at Massa Kritikal
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