Indianapolis bikers host ‘Ride For Peace’ amid rise in violence

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis is on pace to set the record for the most homicides in a year and a group of bikers were out looking for solutions Sunday.

Over a dozen people hopped onto their motorcycles for a “Ride for Peace.”

The procession started at Holy Spirit Led Church on the northwest side and traveled east across the city and back to the church.

“To see this much violence going on around the city, it’s just a terrible thing going on,” said AC Crawford, who rode in “Ride for Peace.” “With this ride today, we just want to get everybody to come along together to see what we’re trying to do.”

The ride comes less than a month after Indianapolis recorded its 100th homicide.

Organizers hope people will put down their weapons, and have a conversation.

“If we gonna agree on this thing, let’s come together,” said Pastor Cornelius Kimbrough III, organizer of “Ride for Peace.” “It’s not about my name, not this person, not that person, but us together as a whole.”

The group plans to hold more rides in the future and they hope more bikers from across the city will join them.