Bikers remember Conn. victims during ride
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (WSVN) -- As the nation mourns the loss of all the victims during a school shooting in Connecticut, South Florida showed its support during a bike ride to remember the lives lost.
Jackie Shellow said, "Our hearts and prayers go out to all the people and their families about what happened yesterday. It's a terrible tragedy, and we're gonna observe a moment of silence for our ride to pay respect to the people that are suffering and grieving right now. We're very sorry."
With their minds on 26 victims in the Newtown school massacre, Saturday morning, a routine fun bike ride in Coral Gables turned into a memorial ride. Close to 100 cyclists dedicated their ride on the road to the victims to our north. Daniel Campos said, "It's just shocking. I think that parents should never bury their children. I don't think there are words to explain what the feeling would be."
As word spread about the horrific school shooting so did the message among these cyclists. The group grew in numbers before the ride started, as people wanted to pay their respects. "This was originally intended just for a few friends," noted Campos. "We were going to get together and do our ride today, and then friends invited other friends and other friends invited other friends, and then, as of yesterday, since the incident happened, then we decided, well, let's dedicate this ride to the victims of yesterday's tragedy."
"Man, It's just tragic, man," said Delvon Campbell. "You know, there's no words, man. I still can't fathom that something like this really, you know, went down."
The cyclists hope to organize a ride in the near future to raise money for the victims in Newtown.
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