2018 Ride of Silence Sponsored by the Cherry Capital Cycling Club Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @6:00PM The Ride of Silence (RoS) is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. There are no registration fees. The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to raise the awareness of cyclists, motorists, police and city officials that cyclists are frequent users of public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured in cycling accidents. The May 16th RoS is a worldwide event, taking place in 445 locations, in all 50 states and 45 countries. The Traverse City RoS is a 5 mile ride, which starts and finishes at the Depot/Filling Station parking lot.