The Ride of Silence is a worldwide bike ride that is held all over the world in memory of people who have been killed while riding their bikes. Today was the 7th such ride in Toronto. We had about 30 riders join us.
Here are the riders starting to gather at Bloor and Spadina.
Joey leads us east on Bloor.
Riding along Bloor.
and now down Yonge St.
Riding south by the Eaton’s Centre, just before making a turn onto Queen St.
At the Peace Garden in Nathan Phillips Square.
After we all arrived, a list of the deceased from mid 2010 was read out.
After a moment of silence to remember those who are no longer with us, Patrick Brown of Bike Law Canada said a few words about the need for vulnerable road user (VRU) legislation. It had come out this past Monday that the driver who ran a red light and killed Eduoard Le Blanc had been assessed only a $700 fine.
Thanks to everyone that turned out tonight.
Updates to list from last year:
3-Nov-15 ? HWY 27 near Woodbine Racetrack
29-Oct-15 Hardeep Singh Patra Steeles and Albion
1-August-15 Luke Mazzocca Dufferin and Major Mackenzie
29-June-15 Marlene Moise Dufferin, north of Steeles
13-June-15 Adam Excell Davenport and Avenue
11-June-15 Peter Kang Finch Ave W at Tobermory
30-May-15 Roger duToit Roxborough St and Wrenham Pl
Also, two friends mentioned Galen Kuellmer, who died at Dupont and Dundas in 2004.