06 May 2014, 23:49
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ACA commemorates Genocide

For the fifth consecutive year, the Armenian Cycling Association (ACA) rode from Glendale/Pasadena to the Martyrs’ Monument in Montebello and back.

The group’s mission -- forty-two cyclists particicapted -- 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 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, and current Glendale Treasurer 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 year to commemorate the 100th year of the Armenian Genocide.

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