The car versus bike debate on area roads exploded Thursday afternoon, with about three-dozen cyclists riding from Dupont Circle to the Washington Post headquarters building downtown in protest.
More than 14,000 had pre-registered their commitment to bike to work Friday and drop by one of many pit-stops along the way.
The group is traveling about 100 miles per day until they reach the U.S. Capitol, in a call for anti-gun violence legislation.
"I didn't want to stop and god knows what they'd do," the man tells ABC7. "I figured if they were going to shoot me, I was just going to make it hard for them and go as fast as I could."
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