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Riding against violence: Two Portlanders’ story of using a bike ride to call for peace

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on September 15th, 2015 at 9:45 am

As every bike-lover knows, it’s not really about the bike.

For Jason Washington and DeMarcus Preston, 40ish Portlanders and friends who were fed up with local shootings last summer, a bike ride seemed like a natural way to wipe aside a cycle of gang violence and bring the community together into “one gang” in the best sense of the word.

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