Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
'2 Million Bikers' Rally Roars Into D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Thousands of motorcyclists met Wednesday in Washington, D.C. to pay their respects to the victims, heroes and survivors of 9/11.
"2 Million Bikers to D.C." was organized in response to a rally planned by the American Muslim Political Action Committee.
Organizers were denied a no-stop permit over concerns about the number of bikers traveling through the city. In a letter to one of the ride's organizers obtained by ABC affiliate WJLA, the National Park Service denied the permit because the event would "unreasonably interfere with regular and rush-hour traffic."
Riders from across the country instead circled the Beltway before turning into the city. Organizers used social media to let spectators know where they could show up to cheer on the riders and show their support.
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