VIDEO: MOTORCYCLES RUMBLE THROUGH ON THE WAY TO D.C. FOR 9/11 RALLY
Editor’s note: This post is being updated throughout the day. Be sure to scroll to the bottom for the most recent videos, pictures, and information.
While the bikers heading to Washington, D.C., for the “2 Million Bikers to D.C.” rally to commemorate 9/11 (and counter the million Muslim march) aren’t expected into the nation’s capital until around 11 a.m., pictures and video are still surfacing of them making their way.
The local NBC station in D.C. says riders will be first hitting the area around 9 a.m. before reaching their ultimate destination a couple hours later.
We’ve compiled some of the preparation and early action below and will bring you more complete coverage from our reporters on the ground when they roll in:
This video was posted on YouTube of riders rolling down a highway — it’s unclear where it was taken:
WATE-TV in Tennessee has video of bikers from that area departing to join the rally:
WPMT-TV in Harrisburg, PA, chronicled a local group’s participation:
And WTOL-TV in Toledo, OH, did the same thing last week:
This video from Smithfield, NC, shows a group rolling through at night:
The event’s Facebook page posted a schedule:
And organizers also posted some pictures of organizers firing up the crowd and showing just some of the numerous motorcycles already lining up at a meeting point in Maryland:
One Twitter user posted another picture showing the line outside the local bike show. She says the bikes are four to six wide:
Another user posted a different angle:
Belinda Bee, one of the rally’s co-organizers who told TheBlaze on Monday the story of the group being denied a permit by the Park Service, told her story again this morning on “Fox & Friends”:
Blaze reader Joe Roberts, who says he’s a retired Marine Corps master sergeant, sent these pictures in as he’s waiting to start his ride.
“I don’t think the progressives on the hill will be able to ignore this,” he says:
Dick Uliano, whose Twitter profile says he’s a reporter for WTOP, sent out a message saying that there are “easily several thousand motorcycles” at the area he was stationed:
He also sent out a picture as the kickstands came up and the riders began rolling:
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.
You can try and capture the arrival via DC’s extensive traffic camera system.
In fact, one video posted to YouTube appears to have been taken from one of those cameras:
Other videos are surfacing as well claiming to show the bikers on the highway: