Thursday, May 22, 2008

RIDE OF SILENCE 2008



My dear ex, Mark Hagar, has once again coordinated the Ride of Silence and I am giving him a shout out here for his hours and hours of hard work and devotion to this cause.  For those of you who don't know about it, this ride is what it sounds like- a silent ride which is in honor of bicyclists who have been killed while riding. My son Jon and his partner Vanessa rode in Austin.
There are 285 rides that all happen at the same time all over the world and it is growing every year. For more information check out their website at 

http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php

Here's a clip from Mark's interview with WZZM yesterday:

"People are taking their bikes out of the garage and bringing them into the bike shops to get them maintained because they're going to start communicating because they can't afford gas prices.  With more and more cyclists out there we need to make motorists and the public aware to please be careful because we are out there.  You need to share the road with us."

By the way, Vanessa (who is even cuter from the front) just bought a white Vespa to zoom around Austin in.  Jon dubbed it "The Vanespa."
Thanks to Mark for helping make our roads safer for cyclists. 
love,
claudia

1 comment:

Ned said...

That's really cool. My car died earlier this year. For some reason I haven't found it necessary to revive it from the dead. I'd like to get a bike... public transportation for now.