Tonight at 6pm, cyclists from all over the city will gather at Gas Works Park to begin the seventh annual Ride of Silence. The bike ride is a 9-12 mile, slow pace procession around the city, to honor cyclists who have been killed in traffic. While the Ride of Silence attracts hundreds of cyclists, the event itself is very much a grassroots effort. No police escort will be given, and for the most part, cyclists will remain in a single file throughout the route.
The evening begins with a 15-minute dedication to honor the fallen cyclists, with the ride beginning around 6:30pm. There will be minimal traffic disruption in Wallingford, as the cyclists will begin the procession from Gas Works, and ride on the Burke Gilman Trail until reaching NE 40th at 7th Ave NE. The procession returns to Gas Works Park via Northlake Way from 34th Ave, around 8pm.