DATE: Saturday, November 11, 2017
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
PLACE: Tabernacle Elementary School
141 New Road
Tabernacle, NJ 08088
Please join family, friends and co-workers
in this solemn ride to celebrate the life of
Helmets must be worn.
Route will be approximately 10 miles
We will be riding 10-12 mph
“Alone we are but a whisper, together we shall speak loudly through a Silence that will resonate around the world.”
As many in town know, on November 11, 2016, my husband, Ron Filepp, was killed while riding his bike in a designated bike lane on a sunny day by a hit and run driver in Tabernacle, NJ. Two representatives of the organization, Ride of Silence, attended the visitation for Ron. Deb is the national secretary for the organization and Chris lost his brother in the same tragic way. They were so kind and said that when I was ready and if I so chose that their organization would help organize a memorial ride for Ron. The rides serve to honor and raise public awareness of the needless and terrible losses of cyclists struck and killed by drivers, most of the time through distracted and careless driving. It took time, but early this summer I got in touch with Deb and told her that I was ready and would like to have a memorial ride on the one year anniversary of the tragic loss. Ride of Silence does all the planning, organizing the route, arranging support. They also will provide a bike, painted white, with a plaque attached with Ron’s name and dates of birth and death. The “ghost bike” is attached to a pole at or near where the crash took place on the day of the ride, and remains there as a memorial and to raise awareness. While I have your attention, please take to heart and make sure you, your family and friends do not talk or text on your cell phone while you are driving. If the woman that hit and killed Ron had not been distracted by her cell phone, he would still be alive today, and she would not be in jail.
The information about the ride is summarized on the flyer posted here.
Robin Middleman Filepp