Bike West Hartford, Inc. is hosting a ‘Ride of Silence’ on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 as part of a national event to remember those who have been killed or injured while cycling and to raise awareness of the need to promote safe cycling conditions on public roadways. West Hartford’s event is one of hundreds being held throughout the country. The 8-mile West Hartford ride will begin and end in the parking lot behind the rear entrance of the West Hartford Town Hall, pass through the Town Center, then proceed north through the Town, principally along less travelled residential streets. The ride will last approximately one hour. Participants are asked to wear a white t-shirt as a display of solidarity . The ride will be at a leisurely pace. No one will be left behind. Cyclists are asked to remain silent throughout the ride.