2016 Ride of Silence

Wednesday, March 18th at 6:30pm starting at the Rockland County Courthouse in New City is Rockland County’s 2016 Ride of Silence. The Rockland Bicycle Club is part of the national Ride of Silence done to honor the memory of those injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. The bicyclists will ride single file in silence to raise awareness that we must all share the road. In the past year three Rockland cyclists lost their lives, 47-year-old Alfred Zaldivar of New City was struck on Old Route 304 and Cypress Street last May. Robert Faist of New City was charged with a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident and was sentenced to 50 hours of community service, a fine and mandatory surcharge. 77-year-old, Ed Brophy, of congers was struck last August by a Tappan ZEEexpress bus as it turned left onto Route 303 from North Palisades Center Drive in West Nyack. No charges or summonses were issued to the bus driver as their actions were not in violation of vehicle and traffic laws. And William “Matt” George was struck and killed while standing near a guardrail on a narrow shoulder of Route 202 in Ramapo on the night of December 21st. Authorities are still seeking the hit-and-run driver. WRCR reminds everyone who drives to share the road. You never know when a pedestrian, runner, or cyclist may come across poor crumbling road conditions that you cannot see from your vehicle. Expect problems before they happen. Keep a safe distance, refrain from cell phone use, and be attentive. If you are a cyclist, practice good bike rider behavior. Be respectful of lights and stop signs. For the ride on Wednesday, cyclists are encouraged to use red lights in the rear and white lights on the front of your bike. Helmets are required. Armbands in Red, for injuries or black, for fatalities will be provided. If you would like more information about the ride, visit: rocklandbike.org.

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