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City Cyclists Receive Blessings For Their Bikes

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Cyclists give their rides a blessed boost during the tenth annual "Blessing of the Bicycle" on Saturday.

Hundreds of cyclists peddled to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights Saturday where their bikes were sprinkled with holy water and blessed to kick off a safe cycling season.

The event celebrated biking in the city, while remembering those killed in cycling accidents within the past year.

"It's a day to remember those that we've lost on the dangerous streets of New York,” said Glen Goldstein, who organized the blessing. “But it’s also a day to celebrate the beginning of the bike riding season and how happy you are to get to ride in this great city."

A bagpiper was on hand to play as a rider-less bicycle was presented to the crowd in memory of cyclists who were killed while riding.
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