Ride of Silence takes place Saturday

The annual Ride of Silence from Kihei to Kahului and back will take place from 8:45 a.m. to approximately noon on Saturday.

The ride is conducted in hundreds of locations every year to honor cyclists who have been hit or killed while riding on public roadways. This includes Karl Hagen, a Maui resident who was struck and killed by an impaired driver while cycling on Piilani Highway in 2014.

Participants will ride 22 miles. Riders are encouraged to wear white and cycle at a steady pace not exceeding 12 mph. The ride will be led by trained Maui Bicycling League ride leaders. Advocacy updates and discussion will resume at Boss Frog’s following the ride, with refreshments compliments of Robin Hagen, in commemoration of Karl.

Participation cost is donation based, helmets are mandatory and an RSVP is required. Riders without equipment can rent gear from Boss Frog’s or RideSmart Maui.

To register for the event, visit fareharbor.com/embeds/book/mauibike/items/?full-items=yes.

The ride is supported by Maui Bicycling League and the Hawaii Tourism Community Enrichment Program. It is co-hosted by Ridesmart Maui and Boss Frog’s.