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Cyclists to ride to Washington D.C. to promote gun control

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NEWTOWN, CT (WFSB) -

Twenty-six cyclists will be riding in honor of the lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

They are biking to promote a ban on assault weapons.

The cyclists will kick off the ride Saturday morning.

Event organizers said the group will ride from Sandy Hook, and will stop in Ridgefield, and then continue to the nation's capitol to lobby for more gun control.

"We've gotten tremendous support from people all over the country who really have identified with our ride," said Monte Frank, who organized the event.

The riders will be accompanied by a Newtown police motorcycle and will stop in cities and towns along the way.

The group is scheduled to arrive in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.

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