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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Ride of Silence: May 18th in Taipei

"The graphic above represents Taiwan's bicycle casualties over the past year:
Each broken bicycle on this page represents a broken home. We located the corresponding information from the accident data provided by the government, although it has been difficult to find (and not entirely a full account), I hope we can remember those lost riders. They were once a story with blood and tears in their lives, not just a government statistic. May they rest in peace."
--Ride of Silence-Taiwan (for the full interactive graphic in Chinese, please go to the Ride of Silence Taiwan website)

Taipei will be joining over 250 other cities worldwide in the commemorative Ride of Silence; a rolling memorial to all the cyclists who have been killed on the streets in Taiwan and around the world in cycling solidarity.

Where: The Ride of Silence starts at the Ximen MRT Station and follows a 10k route to the Songshan MRT Station. (MAP)

When: 5/18/2016, 7:00-7:30pm.


  • Organizers hope riders will show their solidarity by wearing either black or white clothing, while keeping the mood respectful of the victims.
  • Riders should keep the mood subdued and ride in silence at no more than 20kph for the duration of the ride.
  • Riders will be required to wear helmets and obey all traffic laws for the duration of the ride.