2 Million Bikers Denied Permit To Ride Through DC, Going Anyway.
Washington DC has denied a permit request for 2 million Sons of Liberty bikers to ride through DC no-stop on 9/11. So Plan B will go into effect. According to this post from their Facebook page, it will not be a no-stop ride after all. Yes, they are still going, and now it will be an all-day affair.
FINAL DETAILS FROM THE NATIONAL “2 MILLION BIKERS TO DC” TEAM:
Washington DC has DENIED our permit for a no-stop ride through Washington DC. We find this regretful for the residents and businesses of that great city, and humbly offer our apologies. What could have been a one or two hour ride through will now likely be an all day event. We will be obeying all laws. We will be stopping at all stoplights, stop signs, and yielding to all pedestrians.
RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES OF WASHINGTON DC: On behalf of the National “2 Million Bikers to DC” Team, please accept our sincere apologies. We did the right thing and went through the proper channels to secure a no-stop permit to ride through your great city. We wanted to ride an established route, which would have taken us past the Viet Nam Memorial to the Lincoln Memorial, across the bridge into Virginia, and that’s it! We would have been completely out of Washington DC, and your city would have been back to normal.
The National Team fully expected our permit to be rejected, and have already drafted a Plan-B. That Plan-B will be posted a little later today once the final details have been bolted down.
We know that California and Texas riders had kicks stands up yesterday. Many other western states have kickstand up today and throughout the weekend.
RIDERS: You are true, blue Patriots and we salute you for your participation in this event! Many of you have taken time off of work to be here. You have freely given of your time, your funds, and your bikes to ride shoulder to shoulder in this event. You have have left your families and your jobs to be here. Those of us who ride come from different clubs, chapters, and organizations. Some of us ride with family and friends and some ride alone. But on September 11th, we ride as one!! We ride to pay tribute and offer respect to those that lost their lives on that day 12 years ago, and to salute our troops engaged in the War on Terror. Riders!…we are the best of the best in America!! Our love for these people and this country is staggering, and we will make a display of Patriotism and solidarity America won’t soon forget!!
Riders!…we lift you up to the Lord and pray that His hand and divine protection will ride with you all.
Rubber side down, brothers! See you Wednesday morning!!
Notice from Sons of Liberty Riders (SOLR): There has been a lot of Misinformation Regarding 2 Million Bikers to DC. Some Posts have referred to this as a SOLR Event. It is NOT. We fully support the efforts of the group to have a safe and lawful event in order to commemorate 9/11. SOLR wants to make sure that everyone knows, credit for this event is NOT ours. The group in charge is: “2 Million Bikes to DC: https://www.facebook.com/events/723780277635641/ – We wish everyone a safe ride.
The permit was denied because it countered the Million Muslim March. . .
Meanwhile, the Muslims have a permit, but how much of a protest is tough to predict.
The American Muslim Political Action Committee announced Saturday it had received a permit for the misleadingly labeled Million Americans Against Fear demonstration – formerly known as the Million Muslim March – to go ahead Wednesday on the National Mall.
It also announced it had received a commitment from U.S. Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus to speak at the event.
However, the demonstration has drawn little support from better known Muslim groups and will likely be dwarfed by the bikers in the streets.
Let the good guys roll.