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Bike riders settle with NYC

A lawsuit brought by bike riders against New York City has been settled for nearly $1 million.

The 83 cyclists were among hundreds arrested or ticketed in the so-called Critical Mass rides between 2004 and 2006.

The civil rights lawsuit against the New York Police Department was filed in 2007. Lawyers for both sides learned of the $965,000 on Monday.

Plaintiff and riders' spokeswoman Barbara Ross calls the settlement a victory for all cyclists.

The city's law department said the settlement was in the best interest of all parties.

It doesn't include lawsuits filed by riders arrested during the 2004 Republican National Convention.

The participants and police have long feuded over the monthly rides through Manhattan. The cyclists say they're harassed

-- Associated Press

By Michael Bolden  | October 19, 2010; 1:15 PM ET
Categories:  Transportation Politics  
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