I'm happy to have done this ride. But I have mixed feelings. I'm disappointed in how little was known about this ride. By one account the turn-out was better at Irvine than it was when he attended the Long Beach and Fullerton versions in the previous years. I belong to Team Sho Air which has over 400 members and I believe there were only three members present, including Brandy and me.
On the other hand, the City of Irvine police department provide at least eight motorcycles and three cruises to escort us through our 9.7 mile Ride of Silence. I believe attendance was about 100 riders.
I have included a video below. Please make it a priority to attend this ride next year. In addition, if there are other activities that raise awareness for bicycle safety you should ATTEND and GET THE WORD OUT!!
HERE IS A VIDEO OF THE IRVINE RIDE OF SILENCE HELD ON MAY 20, 2009 SORRY NO GROOVY SOUNDTRACK THIS TIME. IT WAS A TIME OF REFLECTION. A BETTER QUALITY VIDEO CAN BE FOUND ON MY WEBSITE.