A Decade of Raising Awareness for Bicycle Safety
Ridgeland, MS
05/10/2017 11:15 PM
A decade of raising awareness for bicycle safety
Ridgeland, Mississippi (May 9, 2017) - This year marks 10 years of Ridgeland, Mississippi hosting the Ride of Silence™ and the Mayor proclaiming May as bicycle safety month. Members of the community, bicyclists and officials are celebrating 10 years of raising awareness for bicycle safety.
The Ride of Silence™ scheduled for Wednesday, May 17 will be silent in honor of those who have lost their lives or been injured in motorist-bicycle collisions, and it will be a slow ride out of respect. Ridgeland Police will provide an escort along the 7.5 mile route. The ride will begin and end at Northpark Mall, gathering on the Dillard’s lower level side of the mall. Participants may arrive at 6:15 p.m. for speakers and the ride begins at 7 p.m.
Mayor McGee of Ridgeland signed the annual bicycle safety month proclamation before the start of the Natchez Trace Century Ride held in Ridgeland on May 6. In the proclamation the Mayor urges all residents whether motorists or bicyclists to respect cycling and encourage bicycle safety throughout our community. Joining him at the signing were representatives from Jackson Metro Cyclists, BikeWalk Mississippi, Tri-County Mountain Bike Association, and Jayce Powell, Ridgeland Bicycling Advocate.
May is National Bike Month and the City of Ridgeland joins other localities across the nation in raising awareness for bicycle safety and promoting bicycling for transportation, recreation and exercise.
For more information about the Ride of Silence™, visit www.rideofsilence.org. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1872982289650089/ Facebook event, Ride of Silence - City of Ridgeland or call Jayce Powell at 601-506-9829 for more information about the local event. To view the proclamation, go to http://www.ridgelandms.org/wp-content/uploads/20170508103134.pdf. For more information about the City of Ridgeland, visit www.ridgelandms.org.

Photo:    May has been proclaimed as Bicycle Safety Month in Ridgeland. Participating in the proclamation signing before the start of the Natchez Trace Century Ride on Saturday, May 6, from left, Melody Thortis, Executive Director, Bikewalk Mississippi; Jeremy Polk, President, Tri-County Mountain Bike Association; Gene McGee , Mayor, City of Ridgeland, seated; Lisa Thompson, Jackson Metro Cyclists; and Jayce Powell , Ridgeland Bicycling Advocate. All residents, motorists and bicyclists, are urged to respect cycling and encourage safety throughout our community.
Sandra Monohan
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