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Ride and Walk of Silence
May 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
Join Streets Alive of SWFL and the Caloosa Riders Bicycle Club in the May 15th @ 6:45 pm for the Ride and Walk of Silence at the SW Military Museum, 4820 Leonard Street, Cape Coral. There is a 7-mile slow ride for adults and youth alike with a speed no greater than 12 miles per hour, helmets and lights are required.
The Ride of Silence, in its 17th year throughout the country, is important here in SW Florida. From 2012-2017 there have been over 2655 injuries and 144 deaths related to cyclists and pedestrians on Lee County roadways.
Simultaneously the inaugural Walk of Silence, will take place from the same location to bring further awareness to the lack of safe designs in general within SW Florida for walkers, handicapped including those in wheelchairs, skaters and bicyclists.
This inaugural walk specially honors 2 children from our community who have lost their lives on our roads in 2019, Alana Marie Tamplin and Layla Aiken. Streets Alive of SWFL will have a select amount of reflective wristbands and lights for walkers in need. Walkers are encouraged to wear white or neon color shirts, bring a flashlight if possible and wear comfortable/walking shoes. The walk will be 1 mile at a slow pace.
Link to map and stats for bicycle pedestrian incidents and deaths from 2012-2017 can be found at https://arcg.is/1qTKD0
See attached press release for additional details