Monday, May 16, 2011

Ride of Silence : 20110518

I will be supporting this year's Ride of Silence, an world-wide annual bike ride commemorating all cyclists killed and injured in the past year.

Riders who wish to take part in the Princeton/Skillman area should meet at Van Horne Park, Princeton - behind Princeton Fitness and Wellness Center - at 6.30pm for 7.00pm prompt, Wednesday, 18 May, 2011.

*Event postponed due to rain. More information here ...

Be prepared to ride 12miles @ 12mph. ie: 1 hour duration.

Other rides in the New Jersey area can be found here. Other US rides here.

Incidentally, it's quite hard to find bicycle accident statistics for New Jersey. The state's DOT Crash Records don't recognise cyclists as a demographic ... I found some really dated information which showed that NJ was one of the safer states for cyclists with 2.28 deaths per million over a period of five years in the 1990s.

However, this document shows fatalities aren't really falling nationally, although NJ rates are now around 1.49 deaths/million. Comparisons with Europe are difficult, since statistics there are compiled on the basis of accidents per 100million kilometres travelled.
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