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America’s 9/11 Foundation Motorcycle Ride Returns to Leesburg on Friday, August 17, 2018
Leesburg, VA (August 6, 2018) – America’s 9/11 Foundation annual commemorative motorcycle ride will come through downtown Leesburg on Friday, August 17, 2018. The ride, which will begin in Somerset, PA, and stop at the Pentagon before ending at the World Trade Center site, honors the memory of the heroes, volunteers and victims who lost their lives in the attacks on September 11, 2001. The parade of motorcycles is expected to enter Leesburg heading south on Business Route 15 around 2:00 p.m. and will travel down King Street through the historic downtown. The motorcycles will proceed from South King Street to the Route 7/15 Bypass and onto 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 30 to 45 minutes until the motorcycles are clear of town.
Anyone wishing to come downtown, watch, and 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 Church Street Parking Lot, and the Liberty Street Parking Lot. Spectators are asked not to hand anything to the motorcycle riders or passengers, for safety reasons.
For more information, visit www.americas911ride.org.
Public Information Officer