Bike riders in Cambridge, Massachusetts, planned to pedal for justice on Sunday.
The Cambridge Bike Ride for Justice, in honor of George Floyd, was slated to get underway at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, beginning at Greene-Rose Heritage Park, also known as Izzy's Park, located in Cambridge.
Families, children and friends were welcome to ride, according to the event's Facebook page.
“I think everybody’s on the same page. We’re all feeling the same way," said Pierre Frantz, who participated in the bike ride on Sunday. "It’s hard to express ourselves today, in this time, you know what I mean? It’s either we’re getting attacked or there’s not an outlet to actually express it on.”
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Riders were encouraged to stay after the ride concluded for further activities, and anyone seeking information about the route was encouraged to contact Cambridge Bike Give Back.
The ride was meant to remember Floyd, a Black man who was killed in the custody of former police Officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota -- nearly a year ago. The death of Floyd sparked international protests and calls for change.
“We’re coming up on a year and when everyone is thinking about getting back to their normal lives," said Rhonda Greene who participated in the bike ride. "Lonnel is out here trying to keep the spotlight on the social justice issues that need to be on the forefront."
Chauvin was convicted last month on second- and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter charges.