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Honoring those injured, killed: Annual Ride of Silence aims to raise awareness

May 16, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The 10th annual Ride of Silence will be held today, May 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sanibel.

Hosted by the Sanibel Bicycle Club, Billy's Bike Shop and Matzaluna, participants will start out at Matzaluna The Italian Kitchen. The route will proceed from the restaurant to the bike shop, then circle back to include the first two bridges of the Sanibel Causeway, before heading back to the restaurant.

"The Ride of Silence is a way to memorialize those people who have been killed or injured while biking on public roads," Mike Miller, past president of the Sanibel Bicycle Club, said. "And to remind the community and nation that it's important to share the road between cyclists and motorists."

The eight-mile ride will be done in silence and at 10 mph to 12 mph.

Those interested in participating should be on site by 6:45 p.m.

Cyclists will be required to wear a helmet and sign a wavier prior to the event.

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Matzaluna will provide discounted food and drinks before and after it.

For more information about the Ride for Silence, email Mike Miller at or any of the other organizers at or

Matzaluna The Italian Kitchen is at 1200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.



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