Bicyclists to pedal to Washington for gun limits

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A group of bicyclists plans to pedal to Washington to press Congress to enact gun restrictions following the killings of 20 children and six educators at a Newtown elementary school.

The News-Times reports that the bicyclists, including three from Newtown, plan to leave Newtown on March 9 and arrive in Washington three days later.

Sandy Hook resident Monte Frank, whose daughter was a student of teacher Victoria Soto, one of those killed on Dec. 14, is credited for the idea for the nearly 400-mile ride. He says the goal is to push for what he calls common-sense gun safety legislation.

The cyclists, known as Team 26, are competitive and professional riders and will be led by a Newtown police officer and cruiser.

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