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To HONOR those who have been injured or killed
To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD



Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

   Time: 6:30-8:30pm (Gather at 6 - Ride at 7 pm)

  Where: Fullerton Downtown Plaza; Fullerton Museum Center Plaza
100 block of E. Wilshire Ave. between Harbor Blvd. and N. Pomona Ave
Route: Flat 8.7 mile loop around Fullerton to CSUF & back; on-street & bike lanes:
Route sheets will be available at the start/finish location or in advance by emailing the organizer.
Jane Rands jrands@earthlink.net

See 2015 info at http://www.ocregister.com/articles/cyclists-662570-ride-organizers.html

Where: TBA
Route: TBA

Irvine Civic Center
 Route: Flat 9.7 mile loop around Irvine; on-street bike lanes and off street bike way:

Irvine's Police Department will be asked to provide bicycle and motorcycle
support in escorting again for the ride.

  Where: The Bicycle Tree; 811 N. Main Street
Route:  Flat 5.2 miles through downtown

See 2015 info at https://www.facebook.com/SantaAnaActiveStreets

  Where: Meet at Heisler Park Amphiteater; 375 Cliff Drive
Rolly 5.3 miles using many of the streets designated  with Sharrows as the Bike Route

Laguna Beach Police declined to support the 2015 ride.
See 2015 info at http://lagunastreets.blogspot.com for followup info

  Where: Meet at Civic Center; 300 E Chapman

Organizing began September 26th at our Farmer's Market - see FaceBook for updates at https://www.facebook.com/RideofSilenceOrangeCA?fref=ts

  Where: The Bicycle Tree; 811 N. Main Street
Route:  Flat 5.2 miles through downtown

See 2015 info at https://www.facebook.com/SantaAnaActiveStreets
Consider coordinating a ride in your own neighborhood to get seen by more people
in more neighborhoods, and make it easier to get more riders to participate,
without creating even more traffic crossing OC to get to Fullerton, Irvine or San Clemente!
Contact us for help.

At 7 pm Local Time we will join other communities across the planet in having
a unique ride which will bring increased awareness to the streets of our home towns -
focusing on the numbers of cyclists who are killed and injured
by motorists who do not safely share the road.

Riders will gather at 6 & assemble about 6:30
then cue up for a 7 pm slow paced, single file, silent commemoration
to the riders who are no longer with us,
especially those who were disabled or killed in traffic.

A pack of single file - silent riders - pacing out for 8 to 10 miles...
we will share this hour with each other, and know that
thousands across the planet will also have marked the hour in their own time zone;
but also raise awareness among the many local motorists
who will be witnesses of our sombre parade.
It will be a dusk ride, Sun set is at just before 8; so wear your reflective & HiVis day glow,
& have plenty of reflectors & lights...
In case you don't know, California law changed and lights
& reflectors are now required after dusk - even on bike ways and sidewalks

Please wear an arm band; Black in solidarity - or Red if you have been injured by a motorist.
(Inexpensive head / wrist band sets or cut up tube socks work well...)

12 Bicyclists who have died in OC since last year's Ride of Silence...

Michiko Day, 66 (May 30, 2015, Laguna Hills) Incident Coverage2
Steve McDonald, 55 (June 11, 2015, Huntington Beach) Incident Coverage4
Jorge Covarrubias, 40  (June 16, 2015, Stanton) Incident Coverage3,?4 !!
Suzi Ramage,& dog Sonny,55 (June 23, 2015, Garden Grove) Incident Coverage?1 !
Priscilla Vallejo, 13 (July 13, 2015, Santa Ana) Incident Coverage2
Unnamed ?, 58 (July 14, 2015, Garden Grove) Incident Coverage4
Yeny Vergara, 36 (July 22, 2015, Crystal Cove) Incident Coverage *
Jonathon Wilson, 23 (August 2, 2015, Newport Beach) Incident Coverage 1b,4
Nadia Silva, 3 (September 10, 2015, Huntington Beach) Incident Coverage ?1?3?
Rafael Romo, 51 (September 14, 2015, Placentia) Incident Coverage 3,5
Henry Miller, 59 (September 16, 2015, San Clemente) Incident Coverage 4
Kathleen "Kat", ? (September 27, 2015, Orange) Incident Coverage ?
2x1, 2x2, 3x3, 3x4, 1x5, 3x?, 1x*, 1x! Drunk, 1x!! Hit&Run

Last Year's listof 14:
Jordan Ames, 21 (May 30, 2014, Santa Ana) 3
John Colvin, 55 (June 17, Laguna Beach) 1 !!
Rafael Correa, 19 (July 5, Fullerton) Incident Coverage 2
Artemio Ortiz, 56 (August 1, Orange)
Michael Bastien, 55 (September 1, Huntington Beach)Incident Coverage 1 !!
William Rowland, 61 (September 5, Huntington Beach)Incident Coverage 3?
Gary Lofgren, 25 (September 20, Anaheim Hills) *4
Shaun Eagleson, 30 ( October 19, Newport Coast) 1 !!
Daniella Palacios, 44
(November 1, Anaheim)
  1,3? !!
  Cesar Labastida, 74 (November 15, Laguna Woods) 1,3?
Hassan Davoodiaria, 69 (November 15, Santa Ana) 2
Vihn Tran, 36
(December 27, Fountain Valley)
  1 !
Timothy Binau, 41
(April 1, 2015, Anaheim)
1, 3?
Robert Horton, 62 (May 4, 2015, Santa Ana) 2?
7x1, 3x2, 6x3, 1x4, 4x?, 1x*, 1x! Drunk, 4x!! Hit&Run

Prior Year's listof 18:
Susan Stripko (June 2,2013 Huntington Beach)

Chelsea Kashergen (June 20, Fullerton
James Waller (June 28, Irvine/Laguna Beach)
Richard Paine (July 11, Fullerton)
Alberto Ramos (July 20, Stanton)
Debra Deem (Aug 27, Newport Beach)
Manuel Morales Rodriguez (Oct 30, Anaheim)
1? ?
Michelle Lounsbury (Nov 4, Costa Mesa)
Paul Lin (Nov 6, Newport Beach)
Pete Tomaino (Dec 24, Laguna Hills)
Joey Robinson (Feb 2, 2014 Orange)
Matthew Liechty (Feb 19, Huntington Beach)
Alfanso Franco (Feb 20, Santa Ana)
Andres Marin (March 2, Cleveland Forest)
Sean Severson
(March 21, Fountain Valley)

Geneveve Hall
(April 6, Huntington Beach)

Kathy Sieberhein (April 16, Huntington Beach)
Haitham Gamal (May 6, 2014, Dana Point)

"Victim Blaming" is a counterproductive impulse, but there may be aspects we can pull from reports that give clues a Savvy Cyclist can learn from to reducing risks in traffic.

1: Edge riding - shoulder riding- Bike Lane users; Rear ended
1a: Doored  1b: Hit parked car
2: Bikeway or side walk or Cross walk to Road conflicts
3: Failure to follow Rules of the Road / CVC
: Missing legal lights & reflectors in dark

4: Solo crash in road - not traffic related

!: Drunk / Impaired Driver
!! Hit & Run motorist
*: Not in traffic
(ie: solo crashes or off-street dirt or bike paths)
5: Ignore crossing signal & struck by train

If we have missed anyone,
please let us know of any other Riders killed in Orange County traffic

Many others have been injured or disabled by incidents in traffic...

Please let us know of any other Rides of Silence
in Orange County so we can add them here
and send us comments & photos if you ride or see us...

Please bring friends & family out to participate
in theses events for all of Orange County...
& Join the
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Updated Sep 30, 2015