Newsmax is quoting an unnamed source estimating 880,000 bikers are in Washington, D.C. today. Keep in mind, this is not official (maybe it’s 2 million:-) maybe it’s 1,000). This report says “authorities confirm that over 800,000 Bikers are now on the road.” While Muslims have frequently thrown their prayer rugs down onto a busy New York Street or in the Capital, knelt butt-to-the-sun and held up traffic, the Bikers showed respect for the residents, likely liberals, Islamic diplomats, and corrupt Congress critters, skirted much of the city streets. The video below is the best I’ve found. Note the American flags – including a pickup that joined the bikers. Thanks to Natalie Simpson.
So many turned out that plans to have them ride through the streets of the Capital had to be changed. “There are so many motorcycles that trying to go through Washington, D.C., would not have worked,” ride organizer Eric Zern told WTOP-Radio.
Instead, the station says the group will travel one time on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway from Prince George’s County, Md., to Montgomery County and then into Virginia. They’ll then return to where they started, the Harley-Davidson store in Fort Washington, Md. Source: Newsmax
The 2 Million Bikers to DC ride might have fallen short of 2 million strong, but the numbers were impressive. A line of shining chrome and steel bikes stretched about a third of a mile from the starting point at the Harley Davidson of Washington store just outside the District in Prince George’s County.
The bikers began departing from the store at about 10:30 in staggered groups of 50, stopped for traffic lights and taking an hour or so to get on the road.
The ride was complicated by the fact that federal and local authorities denied a permit that would have offered the riders a police escort through traffic — a sore spot with organizers who thought the denial was for political purposes.
“We’re here for 9-11,” said national ride coordinator Belinda Bee. “We are going to have a peaceful ride. … But there are people who are sick and tired of their rights and liberties being taken away.” Source: Washington Times
According to local outlet WTOP-RADIO, it appears the bikers may not be actually entering the capital as a massive group.
They reportedly will not go into D.C. as a large group.
“There are so many motorcycles that trying to go through Washington, D.C., would not have worked,” Eric Zern, a ride organizer from Hagerstown, MD, told the station.
Instead, the station says the group will travel one time on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway from Prince George’s County to Montgomery County and then into Virginia. They’ll then return to where they started, the Harley Davidson story in Fort Washington, MD.
However, individual riders can decide if they’d like to divert themselves into D.C. Source: The Blaze
A reader sent photos of her bike. She was in New York City on 9-11-01. She has a beautiful Harley, designed to honor all those who would have been riding today had they not died in terror attacks. See the photos here.
The second video below appears to be chopper coverage. If you wait just a bit the shot pans out.
The third video gets into it a bit slower, and is a montage of photos taken today. It’s a closer look at individuals.