On Sunday, Jan. 14, six local cyclists took part in a 100-Minute Ride in Richmond to mark the 100 days since the hostages were taken by Hamas terrorists on Oct. 7th.
Participants in the Solidarity Ride were Tom Buehler, Patsy Glazer, Win Gouldin, Paul Greenberg, Amy Melnick-Scharf and Ephraim Seidman, who organized the special ride.
The ride on the Capital Trail honored Hersh Goldberg-Polin, who grew up in Richmond and is still in captivity in Gaza. After remarks by Seidman, the six cyclists started shortly after 2 p.m. and hit the 100 minutes at about the one-mile mark before returning soon after to the parking lot at Wharf Street, near the James River.
Media reports estimated that tens of thousands of cyclists took to the roads around the globe in solidarity rides – organized in Barcelona, Paris, London, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and numerous other cities and countries.
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