The Hilton Head Island annual Ride of Silence (ROS) will honor those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 beginning with a safety briefing and sign-in at 6:30 p.m. The ride is a silent procession, sponsored locally by Kickin’ Asphalt Bicycle Club and is part of an international observance. This year’s ride has special meaning because of the 11 cyclists who were killed in Beaufort County last year.
For those wishing to participate, please arrive at the Street Meet parking lot in Port Royal Plaza with a bicycle, helmet (helmets are mandatory), lights (recommended) and black armband. There will be a ceremony, sign-in and safety briefing between 6:30 and 7 p.m. The first 50 riders to register will receive a free gift. The 9-mile police escorted ride rolls out promptly at 7 p.m. while a member of the Savannah Pipes and Drums plays “Amazing Grace.” The ride will leave the parking lot and head south on U.S. 278 at a speed of 10-12 mph, to the stop light at Queens Way and back to Street Meet for fellowship after the ride.