INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indianapolis bikers are hosting a “Ride for Peace” after an increase in violence across the city on Sunday July 12.
They will start at Holy Spirit Led Church near Michigan Road on the Northwest side of town, then travel east across the city and back to the church.
An organizer, Cornelius Kimbrough III told News 8 it will be a procession of bikers and funeral homes bringing awareness to communities high in crime.
“The heart represents a place that you’re going to wind up in if you don’t stop these killings. It’ll be the last route before you go to the cemetery. It symbolizes death and you don’t want to ride in that soon,” said Kimbrough.
The organizer said it’s the generation now that’s doing all the killing and seeking attention.
The Indianapolis Police Department (IMPD) has reported more than 100 homicides so far this year.
“The Bible tells us, in Amos 3:3, how can two work together unless we agree? If we’re going to agree upon this thing and come together then we need to come together as a city,” Kimbrough said. “Come together as a whole and just bring peace and stop this violence. Enough is enough.”
Kimbrough among Holy Spirit Led Church Pastor Edward Watson said they’re hoping for a large turnout.
The event begins at 2 p.m on July 12 with a barbeque to follow.