Community and police team up for Bicycle Ride for Peace

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are hosting a community “Bicycle Ride for Peace” on Saturday morning.

Bike riders will pedal from James Whitcomb Riley Elementary (IPS School 43), located at 150 West 40th Street, at 9:00 a.m. The route will take riders through the Butler-Tarkington, Crown-Hill, and United Northwest Area (UNWA) neighborhoods.

IMPD Chief Troy Riggs said the group will make several stops along the way to talk with residents about their needs.

The purpose of the bike ride is to promote peace and encourage residents to take back their neighborhoods.

Riggs said on Daybreak, “When people are losing their life over cell phones or over a simple argument over a few dollars, that’s something we should all be concerned about. It’s going to be something so positive to see so many people coming out riding for peace, get on the bike getting a little exercise, and enjoy.”