The ceremony on Saturday is inspired by the poetic disturbances of the activist group Le Monde à bicyclette, which Silverman co-founded.
The event, hosted by Vélo fantôme, will come just a month after an initial gathering to honor Robert “Bicycle Bob” Silverman following his death in February.
In 1975, Silverman co-founded Le Monde à bicyclette — a group of activists who used street theater and die-ins to bring attention to the plight of urban cyclists, resulting in a bike revolution in Montreal.
Saturday’s ceremony will be inspired by the group’s poetic disturbances, Vélo fantôme said in a statement. Montrealers are invited to join the event at the corner of Ste-Catherine St. and Robert-Bourassa Blvd. at 2 pm, then follow the group on foot or bike “to take part in various festive actions in some of the most emblematic locations in the city, which all meant a lot to Robert.”
“Numerous testimonials about Mr. Silverman’s invaluable contributions to many important causes are planned,” the group said.
More than 200 Montrealers showed up to honor Silverman’s life at the event in March.
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