Maui will be hosting a Memorial Ride as part of the global Ride of Silence movement, which takes place in hundreds of locations every year to honor cyclists who have been hit or killed while riding on public roadways. We’ll be riding in silence along the bike path beginning in Kihei for a total of 13.7 miles. Following the ride, we’ll gather for refreshments and advocacy. Refreshments will be compliments of Robin Hagen, Karl Hagen’s wife, in commemoration of Karl and all riders who have lost their lives nationwide and on Maui.
Kihei at the intersection of Kaiwahine St. and Piilani Highway. Look for the group and the MBL flag at the northeast corner of Piilani Hwy. Kelli will be leading the ride.
Kihei headed northbound on the bike path to Target and back – Google Maps
13.7 miles round trip
Expected Duration: 1.5 hours roundtrip
Riders are asked to wear white shirts/jerseys, ride an average speed of 10-12mph, and refrain from speaking during the ride. Helmets are required for all riders, earbuds are prohibited.
There is no cost to attend this ride. Space is capped at 20 participants and registration is required.
Ride of Silence history:
In 2003, Chris Phelan organized the first Ride of Silence in Dallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed. The memorial ride took place at White Rock Lake in Dallas, drawing 1,000 cyclists through word of mouth and email communication over a period of only ten days. There was no registration and no fees. Local media reported the ride to be incredibly moving as these cyclists rode in silence, occasionally wiping away a tear or patting a friend on the back. Although the ride was originally intended to be a one-time event, as word continued to spread more cyclists began to contact Phelan with a desire to do organize something similar in their own communities. The official 2022 Ride of Silence date is May 18, however we are hosting ours on a Saturday so that more people are able to join us. Learn more: http://www.rideofsilence.org/