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Spurned by state, cyclists vow to hold ride on Marathon route

Public safety officials said they would like to see an end to the Midnight Marathon, an annual unofficial bike ride from Hopkinton to Boston on the Boston Marathon route the night before the race, and have nixed a special commuter rail train to ferry cyclists to the starting line.

But the turnabout is not a direct result of the Marathon bombings at the finish line last year, officials said.

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