News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2012
City’s Aim4Peace program hosts Peace Ride to stop violence
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department’s Aim4Peace program has partnered with the Redline Riders Motorcycle Club to present the Third Annual Peace Ride on Sunday, July 15 from noon to 4 p.m. The event will be at the Blue Valley Park in the Main Shelter, 2301 Topping Ave.
“The Third Annual Peace Ride is an opportunity for residents to join the historic biker associations in our ride for peace through our streets,” said Chris Pace, president of the Redline Riders Motorcycle Club. Pace encourages residents to join the movement to stop the shooting and sign a Commitment to Peace agreement, which will be made available at the event.
The Peace Ride begins at noon with fun for the family, vendors from the community and plenty of hot rod bikes. At 1 p.m. the bikers will take off on the 24-mile ride through various parts of Kansas City. When the bikers return from the ride at approximately 2 p.m., presenters and attendees will discuss the history of African American motorcycle clubs and their part in the peace movement to stop the homicides.
Gift certificates and other items donated by area motorcycle dealerships will be given away to Peace Ride participants and guests.
For more information about this event, call Aim4Peace at 816-513-7902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the Aim4Peace program may be found online at www.kcmo.org/aim4peace or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/aim4peace.
Media inquiries on this topic should be directed to Jeff Hershberger, public information officer, at 816-840-2548 (pager). Follow the Health Department on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, at www.facebook.com/kcmohealthdept, www.twitter.com/kcmohealthdept and www.youtube.com/user/kcmohealthdept.