DENVER (CBS4) – Bicyclists came together on Saturday to ride in solidarity of Black Lives Matter. They traveled from the Martin Luther King, Jr. statue at City Park to the State Capitol Building.
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Many riders say they joined to show support for George Floyd and for the Black Lives Matter movement in a unique way.
“I think a lot of people find a lot of freedom in bicycling. Despite the fact that there are a lot of bicyclists in Denver, which I think is one thing that makes it unique and a good way of doing it here, there are issues of exclusivity within the cycling community. So, I think this is an opportunity to bridge a lot of the issues of racial injustice,” said Stephanie Puello, a rider.READ MORE: Marijuana Social Equity Fair Seeks To Level The Playing Field For Communities Of Color
“We know a lot of cyclists in Denver support what’s going on, so we just used our platform to try to get out here and help create change,” said another cyclist.MORE NEWS: Hikers Discouraged From Climbing Kit Carson Peak As Madeline Baharlou-Quivey's Body Recovered
Riders also knelt for eight minutes and 46 seconds at the State Capitol.