To commemorate the 71st anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and to bring attention to the critical need to eliminate the nuclear arsenal that continues to threaten life on earth as we know it, Global Zero Eugene and groups from around the world participated in the Bike Around the Bomb event on August 6th.
The riders wove through Eugene around a 13-mile radius representing the area of destruction caused by the blast in Hiroshima. The image below shows what such a radius around Eugene looks like. Click on the map to see a larger image and descriptions of the levels of destruction for each ring.
Nuclear weapons pose a serious and deadly threat to humanity. It’s time to end the madness.