Ride of Silence, Mesilla, Wed, May 15, 6:15pm – 8:15pm,
Mesilla Plaza (map)
This a a one-mile walk and 9.5-mile bicycle ride established in Mesilla in memory of Roman Aranda III, former Mayor of Mesilla. We also remember Francis Stevens, Anthony Lemieux, Dr. J. Mack Adams, Dr. Russ Jedlicka, Ricardo Duarte, Dr. Ronald Fronczek, and Terence Patrick Havey who died while riding their bikes. The walk and ride will depart from and return to the Mesilla Plaza.
The Ride of Silence is a dignified, slow, and silent bicycle ride that takes place internationally on the third Wednesday in May. The ride is an ad-hoc affair with no registration, no fees, no T-shirts, and no prizes. Bicycle riders simply show up and take part to help remind everyone that bicyclists are legally classified as vehicles, and have the right to Share the Road. The ride is not a race.
The purpose of the Ride of Silence is one of respect and remembrance, and to call attention to the risks that cyclists face every day on our roads.