“I deal with that every day. I live with the absence of my big brother every day, as the result of violence.”
Shawn said staff from Affinia Healthcare will be at the event offering mental-health resources. Trailnet and Terrain Magazine staff will help with the ride and connecting young people to outdoor-fitness. Also, the ride will start at the O’Fallon Park YMCA Recreational Complex and run for 5.5 miles, ending at the Be Well Café and Market in the Hyde Park neighborhood of North St. Louis. He said neighbors at last-year’s event felt empowered despite their own losses.
“People were saying it was good to come together in the name of peace and in the name of healing and to see like-minded people.”
“Hopefully next year it can be something like “Save the Whales Bike Ride” or “Let’s Have Better Homes and Gardens Bike Ride”.
Stop the Violence Community Bike Ride 2023
Saturday, July 29
8 a.m. – Noon CDT
O’Fallon Park YMCA Recreational Complex
4343 West Florissant
St. Louis, MO 63107
Register on Eventbrite