Twenty Six area cyclists including three that live in Newtown, CT are forming a grass roots effort to further the gun control issue and press Washington for a ban on assault weapons. They have started a Facebook page called: Sandy Hook Ride on Washington for Gun Control. They are asking for a show of support by putting a green and white stripe on your top tube of your bike, 26 cm from your head tube. Tweet a picture of your top tube and include the hashtag #SHRoW. I did my three bikes!
The group's leader, Monte Frank, lives in the Sandy Hook section of Newtown and has been endorsed by Pat Llodra, Newtown's First Selectwoman and was recently quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post and the Boston Globe. They aren't raising money but rather they are garnering support for their eventual mission which is for all 26 cyclists to ride to Washington DC from Sandy Hook Elementary School and deliver a petition to the government asking for the government to curb gun violence.
If you don't do social media, still take a picture of it and send it to all your friends and let them know you are supporting this effort.