Silent Ride During Boise Bike Week
Cyclists took to the streets last night for a reflective silent ride as part of Boise Bike Week. It was a ride to remember those they’ve lost and could have lost, while also raising awareness about the importance of safety while on the road.
For six miles cyclists rode without speaking a word.
This event was an international ride, so all over the world, people rode at the same time in every time zone.
The riders made a stop at the intersection where little Max Wyatt almost lost his life last year. Max was riding his bike with his dad when he was struck by a minivan in September. Max and his family met the cyclists and Max gave everyone a few words of advice.
His advice for bicyclists?
“Look out for cars,” Max said. For drivers? “Look out for bikes.”
The ride was followed by Road Safety Forum at Camel's Back Park. They're working to reach Vision Zero, zero deaths and zero accidents. They already have some ideas to reach their goal and are working to implement them.
Boise Bike Week continues until Saturday. Tomorrow is also National Bike to Work Day.
See the remainder of the Bike Week schedule HERE.