9/11 Motorcycle Ride Rumbles Though Loudoun Friday

Friday, Aug. 19, will bring the final commemorative motorcycle ride of America’s 9/11 Foundation through downtown Leesburg.

The annual ride, which begins in Somerset, PA, and stops at the Pentagon before ending at the World Trade Center site, honors the memory of those who lost their lives in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

The parade of motorcycles is expected to enter Leesburg heading south on King Street about 2 p.m. and will travel through the downtown area to the Dulles Greenway.

The time the riders will enter Leesburg is approximate, based on traffic, road construction and weather. King Street will be closed to traffic as the motorcycles pass through town. All King Street intersections will be closed to east-west pedestrian and vehicular cross traffic. The road closures are expected to last 25 to 30 minutes until the motorcycles are clear of town.

Those hoping to cheer on the riders as they pass through Leesburg are encouraged to arrive no later than 1:30 p.m. Parking will be available in several areas around downtown, including the Town Hall Parking Garage, the Liberty Street Parking Lot at Liberty and Royal streets, and the Pennington Parking Lot at Church and North Streets.

For more information, go to americas911ride.org.

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