Bicyclists will gather in the Mission district this evening as part of a memorial Ride of Silence that takes place in cities around the world to honor bicyclists killed on roadways.
Participants in the 11th annual ride, set to leave at 6 p.m. from the Sports Basement at 1590 Bryant St. for a 7-mile route through the South of Market and mid-Market Street neighborhoods and back to the Mission, will honor those killed and advocate for safer streets, organizers said.
A pre-ride event will be held at the Sports Basement starting at 5 p.m.
During the ride, the group will stop at the sites where riders have died while biking since 2006.
Those locations include areas where four cyclists died in 2013 and the one site where a cyclist has died this year.
Riders will wear a mixture of white and black and many are expected to decorate their bicycles for the event and leave flowers, photos and other small tokens at the crash sites.