Community Bicyclists Ride for Genocide Awareness

The 42 cyclers at their destination in Montebello, at the Armenian Martyrs' Monument


LOS ANGELES—On Thursday, April 24, 2014 and for the 5th year in a row, the Armenian Cycling Association (ACA), with 42 cyclists strong, rode from Glendale and Pasadena to the Martyrs’ Monument in Montebello and back.

The group’s mission was to join Armenian-Americans in commemorating the Armenian Genocide and to bring visibility to the ongoing efforts of recognition by taking their message to the streets of Los Angeles and by making a strong statement as one united body of committed Armenian athletes.

The group was led by Jacques Merdkhanian, Armen Hagopian and Artin Shaverdian who have organized the ride and have spread the word via the group’s Facebook page to recruit more riders this year and as usual the cyclist support van was Misak Terzian.

The ACA was proud to have former Mayor of Glendale, Rafi Manoukian, join the ride this year. The Armenian Cycling Association will continue to work hard to increase the number of riders to include young men and women of Armenian and non-Armenian descent to join its momentous and significant ride next April 24th.

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