Newtown advocates kick off annual ride to Washington

(AP) -- Advocates of tougher gun control measures are embarking on their third annual bike ride from Newtown to Washington.



The group that calls itself Team 26 is setting out Saturday morning on the 400-mile ride that is expected to take them four days. Twenty children and six educators were killed in the December 2012 shooting at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School.



The 26 cyclists are drawing attention to their campaign for measures including requiring all gun sales to be subject to a background check and a ban on high-capacity magazines.



The group is planning stops along the way in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.



The ride will end at the steps of the Capitol.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."