On Wednesday, May 18, 2011, cyclists in 200 cities across the globe will take to the streets for “Ride of Silence,” an event to honor riders who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. In Providence, participants will be remembering one rider in particular: Paige Hicks, a member of the Brown Class of 2011, was killed in a cycling accident last summer while riding cross-country for charity. The event will also raise awareness of cyclists' legal right to share the road with motorists. Organized by Brown students, the eight-mile Providence leg will begin with an opening ceremony at 6:15 p.m. on the College Green, followed by the ride at 7 p.m. and ending with a reception at the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center. Ride of Silence is a free event that asks that participants ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. For more information, visit rideofsilence.org or e-mail ROSprovidence@gmail.com.

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