- Associated Press - Saturday, October 25, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - An annual fall bicycle ride in Ferguson has been cancelled in response to the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent protests.

The Ferguson Twilight Ramble was scheduled for Sunday afternoon, but organizers canceled it late last week.

An email from event organizer Gerry Noll cites the lack of availability of Ferguson police officers to accompany riders and monitor street closings. The Ferguson Bicycle Shop owner adds that the Ferguson department “has been stressed and stretched thin recently and we don’t want to add to their workload.”

The family-friendly event was to have included group bike rides, repair clinics and free food and beer tastings.

For Halloween, Ferguson community leaders concerned about public safety organized a daytime event as a trick-or-treating alternative.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide