The tragic background for all of these terms relates to the occurrence of a bicyclist killed on the road, usually by a motor vehicle. The concept begins when a “ghost bike”, usually an old well used bicycle is painted white, is set up off the road as a memorial to the cyclist. There is one mauka the Pi’ilani Hwy in memory of Karl Hagen. A ghost ride is a memorial group bicycle ride as a tribute to fallen cyclists, and the “ride of silence” adds the solemn feature that the riders ride in silence, usually without headsets.
The Maui Bicycle League (MBL) has organized such a ride for this Saturday (5/21/16) starting ar 9:00 AM along the bike path along the Mokulele Hwy round trip, beginning at the Target parking lot. This is NOT a KCA event, but we do support the MBL, so we offer er this information to our community. See their announcement below.