The event is called ‘America’s 9/11 Ride.’ Bikers from around the country come together one time each year to honor the victims of 9/11 and to raise money for first responders. It started 15 years ago, and today the annual ride took shape for the 16th time as 2,000 motorcycles arrived Sunday in New York City. Sadly, organizers called it their last ride.
According to Fox News, the ride started on Friday morning at the Flight 93 crash site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and continued through Cumberland and Hagerstown, Maryland, before heading south through Leesburg, Virginia, to a hotel near the Pentagon.
The ride continued Saturday from the Pentagon to the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City.
Organizer Ted Sjurseth told “Fox & Friends” the 16th annual ride would be the last, partly because he’s tired of battling Maryland and Virginia state police and highway agencies over their reluctance to block traffic for the motorcycle procession. “If I’m trying to honor first responders, I can’t turn around and tell them that I’m going to do something against what you’re asking me to do.”
The group has given away more than $300,000 in college scholarships and more than $500,000 in equipment to first responders across the U.S. and Canada, Sjurseth said.
State agency officials say they must maintain safe traffic flow in the congested region.
Meanwhile, state agencies will shut down roads and highways for Black Lives Matter marches and rallies that result in buildings, cars, and businesses being destroyed. America has lost its way.
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