Report by Paula Antolini
May 4, 2017 10:05PM EDT
Bikers ‘Team 26’ Ride, Raising Awareness for Gun Violence, Switched Things Up, Ride Begins In Washington DC, Ends in Sandy Hook/Newtown, CT
For the 5th time, 26 cyclists started their bike ride today, May 4th, to honor the 26 killed at the Sandy Hook School and all victims of gun violence, to raise awareness of the public health crisis of gun violence, and to support common sense measures to reduce it.
This time, they rode from the Capitol, in Washington, D.C., to Sandy Hook, CT. They left the Capitol on May 4th and rode towards and through states that are actually working to reduce gun violence. “Until members of Congress do their jobs and pass laws to make Americans safer instead of offering thoughts and prayers for victims, they will “ride with the Congress at their backs.”
They will arrive in Newtown on May 7th.
Our Route (Location of rallies in PURPLE)
Friday May 5 – leave Baltimore to go to the University of Delaware in Newark, DE and on to Plymouth Meeting, PA.
Saturday May 6 – from Plymouth Meeting, PA we’ll ride to the Philadelphia City Hall and then to Trenton City Hall (info) and on to Morristown, NJ.
Sunday May 7 – from Morristown we’ll ride to Newtown, CT
College Park, MD – Thursday, May 4 at 12:00 pm at Proteus Bicycles, 9217 Baltimore Avenue
Baltimore, MD – Thursday, May 4 at 4:00 pm at Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday Street (Facebook link)
Newark, DE – Friday, May 5 at 1 pm at Perkins Student Center, University of Delaware, 325 Academy Street
Philadelphia, PA – Saturday, May 6 from 8:30 am to 10:00 at Philadelphia City Hall, North Apron, 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd
Trenton, NJ – Saturday, May 6 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 at Trenton City Hall, 309 East State Street (Facebook link)
Morristown, NJ – Saturday May 6 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 at Morristown Town Hall, 200 South Street (Facebook link)
Newtown, CT – Sunday, May 7 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street (Facebook link)
Ride with Team 26
Newark, DE – Friday, May 5 at 12:30 pm from intersection of Elkton Road and Gravenor Lane
Morristown, NJ – Sunday, May 7 at 8:00 am at Hyatt Morristown, 3 Speedwell Ave. (Facebook link)
Ridgefield, CT – Sunday, May 7 at 4:00 pm at Ridgefield Bicycle Company, 88 Danbury Road (Facebook link)
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This 20 minute video follows the riders April 2016 ride from Newtown to Washington DC for gun safety. All along the way they are cheered on in big cities and small towns by people and elected officials who want to make the U.S. safer.