NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) – A team of 26 bicyclists is set to arrive in Newtown this weekend, putting a new twist on an annual ride to honor the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting.

The riders have peddled from Newtown to Washington D.C. every year since the shooting at the elementary school to push for national gun control legislation.

This year the riders, one for every victim, have decided to do the ride in reverse.

They are set to arrive in Newtown on Sunday.

Ride organizer Monte Frank said they felt they needed to put Washington behind them this year and instead focus on state and local efforts to combat gun
iolence.

The ride is set to finish a rally in Newtown that will include several family members of Sandy Hook victims.

(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Connecticut

WTIC Holiday Stores 2017
CBS Hartford 4 Charity

Listen Live